How Coal Compares to other common heating fuels.

Fuel Source

BTU heat content

Cost

Unit

# of units

Annual cost

Coal

Natural Gas

#2 Fuel Oil

Propane

Electricity

7000/per. lb

1,000,000/dkthm        

138,000 per gallon       

91,500 per gallon

3,414/kwh

$35.00

$4.30

$0.82

$0.78

$0.07

Ton        
dkthm

gallon

gallon

kwh

14.29
 
214.29

1552.80

2341.92

43,936.73

$500.00

$921.43

$1,273.70

$1,826.70

$2,899.82

Calculations based on 150,000,000 btu's used in the heating season