C. G. Egli Inc
HEATING WITH STEAM . COM

Here is how it looks with years of hindsight
An old plant that produces a sort of
natural gas, lighting gas
There used to be one in the area of the Dragons park

Dayton still hits the home runs
 
 
Below
 
The table lists energy prices plucked at random during the past, there is nothing particular about any dates selected except that someone within our organization decided to work out the comparative costs of each unit of energy. The source for the data was not taken from hypothetical marketing worksheets  -  rather, they were taken from rock solid invoices of ours or of our customers. 
 
Meanwhile...
 
The only easy energy to purchase is gasoline: the price is clearly posted on the street corner and it is always easy to either drive by or stop in for a doughnut to go along with our tank full of juice. On the other hand, the typical   Wall Street Journal   will publish daily prices for heating oil behind a little asterisk that tells us we need to buy a tanker ship full of the stuff -and oh by the way- it's moored somewhere in downtown Manhattan, Manhattan New York, not Manhattan Ohio up by Toledo... Oooops and this little discrepancy easily adds a good fifty cents to the oil cost per gallon. OK. And if you think getting your energy locally from your local utility might be easier, think again, we might get lost in Manhattan, we'll never find the secret ways to figuring out what the actual gas and electric costs are from the rate sheets the  Public Utilities  cleverly hide from us. It's just that I know what my meter reads and I know what amount I write on the check. So there!
 
And you know what? I remember when doughnuts were only a quarter! The good old days when we had to walk to school, uphill, both ways and through five feet of snow. Some things don't change.
 

 
 
    
 Date   
 Electricity in $ per kilowatthour (kWh)
The same thing in $ per 100,000 BTU
usable, without flue losses
Gas in $ per 100 cubic feet (CCF) 
The same thing in $ per 100,000 BTU
usable, factoring flue losses
Propane in $ per gallon
The same thing in $ per 100,000 BTU
usable, factoring flue losses
Heating oil in $ per gallon
The same thing in $ per 100,000 BTU
usable, factoring flue losses
Coal in $ per ton
The same thing in $ per 100,000 BTU
usable, factoring flue losses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 FEB
1994
0.118 $/kWh
3.45 $/100000BTU
3.45 $/ usable 100000BTU
0.62 $/CCF
0.62 $/100000BTU
0.78 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
 
 
 JAN
1999
0.129 $/kWh
3.78 $/100000BTU
3.78 $/ usable 100000BTU
0.70 $/CCF
0.70 $/100000BTU
0.88 $/ usable 100000BTU
2.00 $/gal
2.19 $/100000BTU
2.74 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.10 $/gal
0.79 $/100000BTU
0.91 $/ usable 100000BTU
 retail
0.38 $/100000BTU
0.76 $/ usable 100000BTU
NOV
2000
0.08 to 0.14 $/kWh
2.31 to 4.10 $/100000BTU
2.31 t0 4.10 $/ usable 100000BTU
0.91 $/CCF
0.91 $/100000BTU
1.14 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.55 $/gal
1.67 $/100000BTU
2.08 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.51 $/gal
1.05 $/100000BTU
1.21 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
SEP
2005
0.08 to 0.12 $/kWh
2.31 to 3.51 $/100000BTU
2.31 to 3.51 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.57 $/CCF
1.57 $/100000BTU
1.96 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
2.50 $/gal
1.79 $/100000BTU
2.05 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
JUL
2009
0.13 $/kWh
3.93 $/100000BTU
3.93 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.23 $/CCF
1.23 $/100000BTU
1.53 $/ usable 100000BTU
1.22 $/gal
1.34 $/100000BTU
1.68 $/ usable 100000BTU
2.17 $/gal
1.55 $/100000BTU
1.78 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
JAN
2010
0.12 to 0.17 $/kWh
3.51 to 4.97 $/100000BTU
3.51 to 4.97 $/ usable 100000BTU
0.91 $/CCF
0.91 $/100000BTU
1.14 $/ usable 100000BTU
2.64 $/gal
2.89 $/100000BTU
3.61 $/ usable 100000BTU
2.71 $/gal
1.93 $/100000BTU
2.21 $/ usable 100000BTU
retail
0.46 $/100000BTU
0.93 $/ usable 100000BTU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
rev. 1.2010