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Encyclopedia > Decatherm

A decatherm is a unit of heat equal to one million BTU (British thermal units) (about 1.055 gigajoules). This unit is commonly used in the energy industry, especially as a unit of measurement for natural gas. However, various sources use decatherm, BTUs and volumetric measurements such as cubic feet interchangeably, combined with unconventional hybrids of metric system and British unit conventions. The British thermal unit (BTU or Btu) is a non-metric unit of energy, used in the United States and, to a lesser extent, the UK (where it is generally only used for heating systems). ... Look up gigajoule in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Volumetrically, gas is typically measured in cubic feet or, at the wholesale level, in MMcf (million cubic feet, sometimes written Mcf), bcf (billion cubic feet) of tcf (trillion cubic feet). To convert between volume and heat content for natural gas, assume that 1000 cubic feet is equal to one million BTU, which is approximately equal to one decatherm. This is only an approximation, as the heat content of natural gas from different sources may vary. Natural gas (commonly refered to as gas in many countries, but note that this is also American and Canadian slang for gasoline) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ...

Note: In the natural gas transportation industry, pipeline capacity is often measured in decatherms per day, while total (or expected) delivery might be measured in bcf per year.

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News about the Athens Utilities Board (934 words)
During the summer, storage-gas purchases were in the $6.00 per decatherm range, Scarbrough said.
That brings our balance in storage to 143,219 decatherms at an average wholesale cost of $5.46 per decatherm,” he said.
Using that as a benchmark, AUB still has approximately 76,000 decatherms to inject for this winter season.
Gas Prices (394 words)
Today's gas price of $8.55 per decatherm is almost 4 times higher than last year's price.
If gas inventories are depleted, double-digit gas prices per decatherm may be common as distributors purchase gas at "spot" prices to meet demand.
The high for natural gas purchased in California in the week of 12/4/00 was $16.08 per decatherm.
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