# How many BTUs do I need for natural gas?

## How many BTUs do I need for natural gas?

1,037 Btu
Sample Btu conversion factors

Energy source/fuel Physical units and Btu1
Natural gas 1 cubic foot = 1,037 Btu 1 therm = 100,000 Btu
Motor gasoline 1 gallon = 120,286 Btu2
Diesel fuel 1 gallon = 137,381 Btu3
Heating oil 1 gallon = 138,500 Btu4

## How many BTUs are in a cubic meter of natural gas?

Natural Gas Facts. naturalgas.com. “A cubic foot of natural gas gives off 1000 Btu, but the range of values is 500 to 1500 Btu.”…Energy in a Cubic Meter of Natural Gas.

Fuel BTU Unit of Measure
Natural Gas 1000 cubic feet

How many BTUs are in a pound of natural gas?

Coal BTU’s
1 Cu. Ft. of Manufactured Gas 530
1 Cu. Ft. of Mixed Gas 850
1 Cu. Ft. of Natural Gas 1,075
1 lb. of Propane 21,600

### How many BTU’s can a residential gas meter handle?

250,000 Btu/h
Size & Demand A gas meter rated at a maximum continuous capacity of 250 cf/h is capable of providing 250,000 Btu/h maximum. If the continuous meter capacity is greater than demand, your gas meter’s size is acceptable.

### How do I get a larger gas meter installed?

If you’re upgrading your domestic service, we would advise contacting your gas supplier, who may be able to arrange for your current meter to be removed and a new, larger meter to be installed.

How do you calculate natural gas load?

When providing gas load calculations, the current codes and tables must be documented in your submittal. To convert from BTUs to cubic feet per hour divide BTU/1100 (example: 50,000 BTU by 1100 = 45.5 cubic feet of gas per hour).

#### How long will 500 gallons of propane last?

On average, a 500-gallon propane tank should be able to meet a household’s needs for about five months. The home furnace is the largest consumer of all that propane. A 500-gallon tank of propane may not last a full year even if it will only be used for the furnace.