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Comparing Pellet Pricing to Other Fuels

One ton of wood pellets equals...

* 120 gallons of heating oil
* 179 gallons of propane
* 16,000 ft3 of natural gas
* 4,800 kWh of electricity

ENERGY COST CALCULATOR

FUEL TYPE ENERGY CONTENT UNIT PRICE EQUIVALENT COST FOR 1 GAL. OF OIL
Firewood (hardwood) 24,000,000 BTU/cord $240.00 / cord $1.37
Wood Pellets 16,400,000 BTU / ton $249.00 / ton $2.08
Natural Gas 100,000 BTU / therm $1.77 / therm $2.42
#2 Fuel Oil 137,000 BTU / gal. $3.65 / gal. $3.65
Kerosene 135,000 BTU / gal. $4.06 / gal. $4.12
Electricity (resistance) 3,412 BTU / kWh $0.11 / kWh $4.42
Propane 91,600 BTU / gal. $3.04 / gal. $4.55

The graph above is based on Maine State Energy Report of February 28, 2011 market prices

 
 
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