Originally Posted by E350
Question: Would some of you brainyacks please do a BTU output comparison of Propane to Diesel?
1. It would help some people decide on Propane v. Diesel for their vans; and
2. It would help me decide if I should run a propane gas line from the tank to my shop in the snow or just buy one of these and stick a small diesel tank on the outside of the shop.
......a little late for a response but it took about 8 seconds of google searching......
Diesel has an energy content of 128,500 Btus per gallon, while propane has an energy content of 84,250 Btus per gallon. As such, 1.52 gallons of propane has the same amount of energy as one gallon of diesel.
...and while we are at it.....
Gasoline is 116,000 BTUs/gallon.....so 1.37 gallons of propane has the same amount of energy as one gallon of gasoline.