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Appendix 2: Conversion Table

Conversion Units

Source: BP Statistical Review of U.S. Energy June 2002

 

Natural gas (NG) and LNG

To:

1 billion cubic meters NG

1 billion cubic feet NG

1 million tons oil equivalent

1 million tons LNG

1 trillion British thermal units (Btus)

1 million barrels oil equivalent (Boe)

From:

Multiply by:

1 billion cubic meters NG

1

35.3

0.90

0.73

36

6.29

1 billion cubic feet NG

0.028

1

0.026

0.021

1.03

0.18

1 million tons oil equivalent

1.111

39.2

1

0.81

40.4

7.33

1 million tons LNG

1.38

48.7

1.23

1

52.0

8.68

1 trillion British thermal units (Btus)

0.028

0.98

0.025

0.02

1

0.17

1 million barrels oil equivalent (Boe)

0.16

5.61

0.14

0.12

5.8

1

Example: To convert FROM 1 million tons of LNG TO billion cubic feet of natural gas multiply by 48.7 (100 million tons of LNG equals roughly 5,000 billion cubic feet of natural gas ).