Estimated Yearly Savings by Using Coal

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Post Sun. Jan. 17, 2016 7:28 pm

About 60% vs. oil and 45% vs. NG at most recent prices.


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Post Thu. Jan. 19, 2017 9:42 pm

Where my girlfriend works. at a accounting office. They just bought 1,080 gallons of oil. at 2.29 a gallon. ($2,473.20) Like 149 million BTUs. I told her 6.2 tons of coal bulk at 180 ton is $1,116 bucks. Savings of $1,357.20!!! But they are white collar yuppies. They would rather turn a knob and thats it. And pay the price for it.

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Post Thu. Jan. 19, 2017 9:59 pm

$2.45 gal for heating oil
$300 ton for coal

per site calc.... $/MM BTU

$15.62 for coal
$25.24 for oil

About 60% cost of heating difference

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