Few industries have such a wide range of units of measurement as the energy sector.

To help you find your way around different units of measurement, EconGas provides a comprehensive conversion table —so you can compare like with like at the touch of a key.

Natural gas MWh MTCE
’000 cu m
of natural gas
GJ (10^9J)
Calorifc value per unit   8,14* 10** 11,4***  
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’000 cu m of natural gas
GJ (10^9J)

Conversion into units of primary energy (without adjustments for efficiency)
* Heating value in MWh/t, source Taschenbuch für Heizung und Klimatechnik, Recknagel, Sprenger and Schramek, January 2002 edition
**Heating value in MWh/1,000 N cu m (= kWh/N cu m) for natural gas supplied in Austria
*** Heating value of medium fuel oil, in MWh/t, source Önorm H5050 standard

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EconGas has made every effort to ensure that these natural gas consumption conversions, which are provided free of charge, are correct and complete. Nevertheless, we cannot exclude inadvertent or random errors, and apologise if they occur. EconGas excludes all and any liability for loss or damage or consequential damages arising from incorrect computations.