# Readers ask: How Many Btu In Fuel Oil?

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

140,000 BTU /gallon for heating oil.

## How many Btus are in a gallon of #2 fuel oil?

Gasoline: 8.0 gal @125,000 Btu/gal. Fuel Oil #2: 7.194 gal @ 139,000 Btu/gal.

## How many Btus are in a gallon of gasoline?

For example, conventional gasoline has an energy content of 116,090 Btus per gallon, while propane has an energy content of 84,250 Btus per gallon. As such, 1.38 gallons of propane has the same amount of energy as one gallon of conventional gasoline.

## What has more BTU diesel or kerosene?

Kerosene also contains less BTU’s (British Thermal Units) than diesel fuel. This means that using kerosene leads to reduced fuel efficiency and engine performance. Specifically, kerosene has a BTU content of about 130,000 per gallon while diesel has an average of 140,000 per gallon.

## How many BTUs is jet fuel?

Jet fuel = 135,000 Btu/gallon.

## What is the difference between BTU and Mbtu?

The unit MBTU is used in natural gas and other industries to indicate 1,000 BTUs. However, there is an ambiguity in that the metric system (SI) uses the prefix “M” to indicate one million (1,000,000), and consequently “MMBtu” is often used to indicate one million BTUs.

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## What fuel has the highest energy density?

The highest energy content fuel is hydrogen, which is also the simplest chemical component in existence. Gasoline, which is derived from refining crude oil, contains much more energy than coal (twice than the lower grade bituminous) or wood (three times).

## What gas has highest Btu?

High-Btu natural gas contains higher concentrations of natural gas liquids (mostly ethane and some propane) that have higher heat content than methane. Pure ethane has a heat content of 1,770 Btu/cf and pure propane 2,516 Btu/cf.

## How many BTUs does it take to heat 1 gallon of water?

Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon so we can calculate that one gallon of water requires 8.33 BTU to raise the temperature 1ºF.