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British Thermal Unit

The energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. It is used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a few other countries to measure the energy used by appliances like heaters and air conditioners. In the metric system, the equivalent of the British thermal unit is the joule. It is abbreviated BTU.

British thermal unit (BTU)

A unit of measure of heat,used in rating the capacity of air conditioning and heating equipment.One BTU is the amount of energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit.
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The agreement covers the annual supply of 27 billion British Thermal Units from 2002, in addition to the 16 billion BTU already contracted between the two parties, delivery of which is due to begin at the end of the year.
2 pounds per million British thermal units was set based on the sulfur content of low-sulfur Western coal.
Cement plants consider tires an ideal fuel source in part because a scrap tire has 15,000 British thermal units per pound compared to 12,000 British thermal units for each pound of coal.
Though Clinton may have believed what he told Congress, his tax on British thermal units (BTUs) does not meet any of those criteria very well.
Contract Awarded for Providing British thermal units of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year over the next two years
US natural-gas prices have for months been below $4 per million British thermal units, down from nearly $14 per million British thermal units in July 2008.
20 per million British thermal units ( mmBtu) as Oil and Natural Gas Corp ( ONGC) and Oil India Ltd ( OIL) were losing money on gas sales at the price of at less than $ 2 per mmBtu.
34 per million British thermal units for 17 years, Mukul Rohatgi, counsel for Reliance Natural, said June 15.
Prices of the cleaner-burning fuel have increased sevenfold in the last five years to a record $20 per million British thermal units while the rate of global project approvals last year missed forecasts, adding to concerns that supply will be insufficient to meet demand.
Data presented in the Monthly Energy Review and in other Energy Information Administration publications are expressed predominately in units that historically have been used in the United States, such as British thermal units, barrels, cubic feet, and short tons.

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