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Encyclopedia > Trillion cubic feet

Trillion cubic feet, commonly abbreviated as Tcf, is a nonmetric unit of volume used to express large volumes of gas. The term Tcf is common practice in the oil and gas industry and publications related to this industry to describe the volume of Natural gas fields. The Imperial units are an irregularly standardized system of units that have been used in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, including the United States and Commonwealth countries. ... Volume (also called capacity) is a quantification of how much space an object occupies. ... The Oil industry brings to market what is currently considered the lifeblood of nearly all other industry, if not industrialized civilization itself. ... Natural gas rig Oil and natural gas are produced by the same geological process: anaerobic decay of organic matter deep under the Earths surface. ...

1 Tcf is equal to:

Usage in this encyclopedia One billion = 109 unless otherwise noted. ... Barrel can refer to: Barrels for storage. ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ...


The term trillion in this case refers to 1012, the short scale definition employed by most english speaking countries as well as wikipedia. The numeral trillion refers to one of two number values, depending on the context of where and how it is being used. ... To help compare orders of magnitude this page lists dimensionless numbers between 1012 and 1015: See also Orders of magnitude (numbers) Categories: Stub | Orders of magnitude (numbers) ... Long scale is the English translation of the French term échelle longue, which designates a system of numeric names in which the word billion means a million millions. ...

External links

  • IPAA fact sheet (http://www.ipaa.org/info/reference.asp)

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A standard cubic foot is sometimes but not always a cubic foot of volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 14.7 pounds per square inch (PSI) of pressure.
The standard cubic foot is used to measure quantities of gas.
Trillion cubic feet, commonly abbreviated as Tcf, is used in the oil and gas industry.
International Energy Outlook 2006 - Natural Gas (4122 words)
Declining natural gas reserves were reported for Bangladesh (a decrease of 6 trillion cubic feet), and smaller losses were reported for Argentina (3 trillion cubic feet), Taiwan (2 trillion cubic feet), Germany (1 trillion cubic feet), and the United Kingdom (1 trillion cubic feet).
Of the total natural gas resource base, an estimated 3,000 trillion cubic feet is in “stranded” reserves, usually located too far away from pipeline infrastructure or population centers for its transportation to be economical.
Natural gas is expected to be the fastest growing fuel source in OECD Europe, with demand increasing at an annual average rate of 2.0 percent, from 17.8 trillion cubic feet in 2003 to 23.9 trillion cubic feet in 2015 and 30.8 trillion cubic feet in 2030.
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