Same Energy contained by quantity of various Fuels

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LNG

Propane

LNG

Propane

Gasoline

Oil

Coal

Oil

Uranium

(cu.Ft)

(cu.Ft)

(cu.Meter)

(Gal)

(Gal)

(Barrel)

(Ton)

(Tonne)

U-235(lb)

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

0.00E-00

To USE:
1. Establish the primary energy unit or fuel type by clicking on it in the heading lines
2. Establish the quantity of primary units by entering it in the "Quantity" field, then either press "Enter" or select the Primary units as above.

NOTES:
1. A dietary "Calorie" is actually one KCal
2. Energy content of fuels is maximum ... it does not account for conversion factors in actually extracting the energy for a particular use (i.e. burning coal to produce electricity).

EXAMPLES: (click on green links below)
1. An hours worth of exercise .. about 860 dietary calories (860 KCal) .. is the same amount of energy consumed by ten 100W light bulbs left on for 1 hour
(1KW-Hr). Depending on where you live, this amount of electrical energy costs about 20 cents.
2. The energy in one pound of Uranium (U-235) is equal to 1 hour of energy output from a 10 GigaWatt (that's 10,000 MegaWatts!) powerplant.
3. That 10GW powerplant would need over 6000 barrels of oil or over 1100 tons of coal to produce the same amount of energy (ignoring inefficiencies).
24 hours of this energy production would consume 24 lbs of U-235 or 146,000 barrels of oil or about 28,000 tons of coal.