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# How many pounds of coal yield the same energy as a barrel of oil?

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2008-11-06 21:52:25

A barrel of crude oil has 5,800,000 Btu. A typical short ton (2,000 pounds) of coal has 20,754,000 Btu. Therefore, 559 pounds of coal would equal one barrel of oil in energy.

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2008-11-06 21:52:25