EnergyMeasures and Measurement |
What are the fuel equivalents to produce one quad of energy? |
One quad (meaning one quadrillion) is equivalent to:
- 1 X 10^{15} BTU
- 252 X 10^{15} calories or 252 X 10^{12} K calories
In fossil fuels, one quad is equivalent to:
- 180 million gallons (681 million liters) of crude oil
- 0.98 trillion cubic feet (0.028 trillion cubic meters) of natural gas
- 37.88 million tons of anthracite coal
- 38.46 million tons of bituminous coal
In nuclear fuels, one quad is equivalent to 2,500 tons of triuranium octaoxide (U_{3}O_{8}) if only uraniumâ€“235 (U_{235}) is used.
In electrical output, one quad is equivalent to 2.93 X 10^{11} kilowatt-hours electric.