# gas comparison to oil

Posted By mikeyny, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:16 AM

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### mikeyny Feeling the Heat 2. ```NULL ```

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Does anyone know how many therms of gas equals gallons of oil. I have been comparing usage with a brother in law and can't seem to come to a conclusion on how they compare.
Mike

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### webbie Seasoned Moderator 2. ```NULL ```

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Best thing to do is use our Fuel Cost Comparison calculator:
https://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/articles/fuel_cost_comparison_calculator/

But most NG companies bill by the Therm, or 100,000 BTU. If you look at a gas bill, and do the math you will find current prices of approx. \$1.75 a therm in the Northeast.

Oil has approx 140,000 BTU per gallon or roughly 1.4 times as much heat.

In terms of a simple multiplier, either multiply 1.4 time the gas therm price:
If gas therm is \$2.00, then oil equiv is \$2.80

or, if the other way around:
use a .7 multiplier
If oil is \$4.00, then gas would have to be \$2.80 a therm to be equiv.

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### Xena Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

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Is there a link to this fuel calculator in the drop down menu
at the top of the page? If so I can't find it.

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### webbie Seasoned Moderator 2. ```NULL ```

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### webbie Seasoned Moderator 2. ```NULL ```

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### Redox Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

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Since the calc will let you change the efficiency, multiply the COP by 100 and plug that in. It works!

Chris