# How much energy is in a gallon of oil?

## How much energy is in a gallon of oil?

A BTU is the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree F. It is about the heat of a birthday candle flame. Heating Oil has 138,690 BTUs per gallon.

## How many BTUs are in a gallon of home heating oil?

140,000 BTU/gallon for heating oil]

**What is the heating value of fuel oil?**

42-47 MJ/kg

Heat Values of Various Fuels

Heat value | |
---|---|

Dimethyl ether – DME (CH3OCH3) | 29 MJ/kg |

Petrol/gasoline | 44-46 MJ/kg |

Diesel fuel | 42-46 MJ/kg |

Crude oil | 42-47 MJ/kg |

**How many BTU’s per gallon does no 2 fuel oil contain?**

140,000 Btu/gal

2 fuel oil is a medium distillate that is used in diesel engines and also as heating oil. No. 2 fuel oil usually has an energy content of 140,000 Btu/gal (7% less energy per gallon than No. 6 oil).

### How much energy is used in heating oil?

In 1 litre of Kerosene, there are 10.35kWh of heat – so each kWh of oil works out at 3.2 pence per kWh. This is marginally cheaper than buying a unit of gas from the mains grid which works out at about 3.8p / kWh.

### How many watts are in a gallon of oil?

Diesel Oil to Watt Hour Conversion Table

Diesel Oil [US] [gal diesel] | Watt Hour [Wh] |
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1 | 40700 |

2 | 81400 |

3 | 122100 |

4 | 162800 |

**How do you calculate high calorific value?**

Goutel suggested the following formula from calculating the higher calorific value when the percentage proximate analysis of fuel is known. The formula is, cal. value = 343.3 x fixed carbon % + α x % volatile matter kJ/kg. Goutel formula is unreliable for fuels having high percentage in oxygen.

**How much energy is in a litre of heating oil?**

Step One – Energy value of kerosene A quick Google search will tell you that one litre of kerosene contains circa 10.35 kWh of energy.

#### What is kerosene calorific value?

Therefore, the calorific value of wood is 17 KJ/g. in similar manner, when 1 gm of kerosene oil is burnt completely it produces 48 kilojoules heat. So, the calorific value of kerosene oil is 48 KJ/g. the calorific value of different types of fuels is given in following table.

#### How many kWh are in a litre of heating oil?

Calculation for working out factor to convert litres of heating oil into kWh / litre Heating oil provides 138,500 British thermal units (BTU) per US gallon 1 BTU = 0.000293 kWh 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres

**How many Btus are in a gallon of heating oil?**

Heating oil provides 138,500 British thermal units (BTU) per US gallon 1 BTU = 0.000293 kWh 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres (138,500 * 0.000293)kWh in 3.78541178 litres (138,500 * 0.000293)/3.78541178 kWh/litre

**What is the heat or combustion value of fuel oil?**

The heat or combustion value of a fuel oil can be expressed as the quantity of heat (Btu per gallon) released during the combustion process where the oxygen from the air reacts with the hydrogen and carbon in the fuel. Combustion or heating values for some common fuels oil grades:

## How much gas is in a short ton of heating oil?

1 gallon of finished motor gasoline (containing about 10% fuel ethanol by volume) = 120,286 Btu 1 gallon of heating oil (with sulfur content at 15 to 500 parts per million) = 138,500 Btu 1 short ton (2,000 pounds) of coal (consumed by the electric power sector) = 18,856,000 Btu