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  DUAL FUEL PRICE COMPARISON  
     
 

 

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Today’s high cost of energy together with fluctuating natural gas and fuel oil prices have raised questions at properties that have the ability to use natural gas and either #2 or #6 oil regarding a cost comparison between fuels.

To determine the most cost-effective fuel at any given time, do the following:

1. Check a natural gas bill to determine the cost per therm of natural gas.

2. Multiply the above figure by 10.  Example .75 therm x 10 = $7.50
This is the cost per dekatherm.

3. If #2 oil is used, multiply today’s price $1.1530 x 7.067 = $8.15.  This is the equivalent cost of a dekatherm of gas.

4. If #6 oil is used, multiply today’s price .9819 x 6.689 = $6.57
This is the equivalent cost of a dekatherm of gas.

5. Another way of calculating this would be:

There is approximately 40% more BTU’s in a gallon of #2 oil than in a therm of natural gas.  Take price per therm  and multiply by 1.4 to get equivalent cost of a gallon of #2 oil. (In example above, .75 therm x 1.4 = $1.05 gal.

 6. There is approximately 46% more BTU’s in a gallon of #6 oil than in a therm of natural gas. Take therm price and multiply by 1.46 to get equivalent cost of a gallon of #6 oil.

(In example above .75 per therm x $1.46 = $1.10 gal. Please not that you may use either system 2, 3 and 4 - or 5 and 6. You don't have to use both.

For the above examples, a dual fuel system using natural gas or #2 oil would save by using natural gas. However, a dual fuel system would save using natural gas or #6 oil. Prices should probably be checked weekly to determine the best price.

 


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