Residential Energy Cost Comparison 






























The costs of various forms of energy are calculated in several
different ways. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare the
actual cost of the energy fuel they are using. The following information
compares the retail prices of various forms of energy on an equal
basis. 





















Average
BTU* content for various energy fuels: 


Natural Gas 

100,000 
Btu 
per 
Therm 





Kerosene 

135,000 
Btu 
per 
Gallon 





Propane Gas (LP) 

91,500 
Btu 
per 
Gallon 





Electricity 

3,413 
Btu 
per 
Kilowatt Hour 
(KWH) 






















Amount
of fuel required to obtain one million Btu: 


Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
per 
million Btu 







Kerosene 

7.4 
Gallons 
per 
million Btu 







Propane Gas (LP) 

11 
Gallons 
per 
million Btu 







Electricity 

293 
KWH 
per 
million Btu 
























Form of
Energy 

Units to
obtain one million BTU 

Substitute
your present cost ** 

Cost per
Million BTU 



Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
x 
$0.85 
(Heat Only Rate) 

$8.53 







Natural Gas 

10 
Therms 
x 
$0.73 
(Year Round Rate) 

$7.28 






Propane Gas (LP) 

11 
Gallons 
x 
$1.99 

$21.89 








Electricity 

293 
KWH 
x 
$0.080 

$23.44 


























* 
Btu stands for British Thermal Unit. 


** 
Costs shown reflect local energy prices as of 
December 2018 






















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Revised: 12/4/2018 







































