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Fuel Type
Btu Value Per Unit
Units Required To
Produce 1,000,000
BTUs
Fuel Price Per Unit
10/9/2014
Cost To Produce
1,000,000 BTUs
Appliance
Efficiency
Effective Cost Per
1,000,000 BTUs
Bulk Corn
7,200 per pound
139 lbs
$225 per ton*
$1
5.64/139 lbs
$15.64
80%
$19.55
Bagged Corn
7,200 per pound
139 lbs
$300 per ton*
$20.85/139 lbs
$20.85
80%
$26.06
Natural
Gas
1000 per cu. ft.
1 therm = 100 cu. ft.
10 therms
$1.4338 per therm**
$14.34
80%
$17.93
Fuel Oil
139,000 per gallon
7.1 gallons
$3.60 per gallon
$25.56
80%
$31.95
LP Gas
(Propane)
91,690 per gallon
11 gallons
$3.08 per gallon***
$33.88
80%
$42.35
Wood
22,000,000 per cord
0.0607 cords
$250 per cord (green)
$15.18
60%
$25.30
Wood
Pellets
8,000 per pound
125 lbs
$279 per ton (avg.)
$17.44/125lbs
$17.44
80%
$21.80
Kerosene
135,000 per gallon
7.41 gallons
$3.99 per gallon
$29.57
95%
$31.04
Electricity
3,413 per kWh
293 kWh
$0.121 per kWh****
$35.45
100%
$35.45
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* Pick up price. Delivery charges $25 - $50..
** Off - Peak: May 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014.
*** National average residential propane price (US Energy Information Agency)
**** National average retail price of electricity to ultimate customers (US Energy Information Agency))
Natural gas and electricity rates do not include the fixed monthly customer charge.

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