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how to convert MMBtu's to therms?

Postby buto21456@verizion.net » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:40 am

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Re: how to convert MMBtu's to therms?

Postby Ken Chevy » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:46 am

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Divide by 10 to convert from MMBTU's to Therms
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Re: how to convert MMBtu's to therms?

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:06 pm

Ken Chevy wrote:
buto21456@verizion.net wrote::(


Divide by 10 to convert from MMBTU's to Therms


That should be a multiply.
1 therm = 100,000 BTU
1 MMBTU = 10^6 BTU, 10X larger.
There are 10 therm/MMBTU
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Re: how to convert MMBtu's to therms?

Postby Ken Chevy » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:23 am

Anonymous wrote:
Ken Chevy wrote:
buto21456@verizion.net wrote::(


Divide by 10 to convert from MMBTU's to Therms


That should be a multiply.
1 therm = 100,000 BTU
1 MMBTU = 10^6 BTU, 10X larger.
There are 10 therm/MMBTU


Yes, a multiply. Stupid me, I just cut and pasted off a website without using common sense.

Page 23 of this:
http://www.puc.state.id.us/fileroom/gas ... 02/app.pdf
(their hand written page 8 )
showed this:
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From their info, how are they using it? Multiplying it by 10 would make their revenue 10x more, are their numbers correct the way they are using them?

I looked all through the document and couldn't figure it out.

And yes, 10x therms = 1 MMBtu

Anyone figure out how they are doing it with dividing? I for one would like to know what/how they are doing it.
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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:18 am

I don't know what they are doing either

Of course, they are justifying a rate increase. It is more important to make it look complex and intimidating than to be clear.

However, a price per MMBTU would have to be divided by 10 to give a price per therm. Maybe that is what they are doing.
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Postby Ken Chevy » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:22 am

Anonymous wrote: ... It is more important to make it look complex and intimidating than to be clear.
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I think you probably hit the answer exactly... make it so no one can figure it out and hand it out at the meeting. :(
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Postby Guest » Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:59 pm

They're converting a cost per unit energy, not a quantity of energy.

1MMBTU = 10 therms
So, if the rate is $1/MMBTU, you get 10 therms for your $1, so the cost per therm is 1/10 of a dollar, which is why they're dividing by 10.

Don't worry, they're not overcharging.
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