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									                                                               Ethane-Propane Mixture. EIA calculation of 3.308
Thermal Conversion Factor                                      million Btu per barrel based on an assumed mixture of 70
Source Documentation                                           percent ethane and 30 percent propane. See Ethane and
                                                               Propane.

Approximate Heat Content of Petro-                             Isobutane. EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal
                                                               conversion factor of 3.974 million Btu per barrel as
leum and Natural Gas Plant Liquids                             published in the California Oil World and Petroleum Indus-
                                                               try, First Issue, April 1942.
Asphalt. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)
adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.636 million         Jet Fuel, Kerosene-Type. EIA adopted the Bureau of
British thermal units (Btu) per barrel as estimated by the     Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.670 million Btu per
Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum State-    barrel for “Jet Fuel, Commercial” as published by the Texas
ment, Annual, 1956.                                            Eastern Transmission Corporation in the report Competition
                                                               and Growth in American Energy Markets 1947-1985, a
Aviation Gasoline. EIA adopted the thermal conversion          1968 release of historical and projected statistics.
factor of 5.048 million Btu per barrel as adopted by the
Bureau of Mines from the Texas Eastern Transmission            Jet Fuel, Naphtha-Type. EIA adopted the Bureau of
Corporation publication Competition and Growth in Ameri-       Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.355 million Btu per
can Energy Markets 1947-1985, a 1968 release of historical     barrel for “Jet Fuel, Military” as published by the Texas
and projected statistics.                                      Eastern Transmission Corporation in the report Competition
                                                               and Growth in American Energy Markets 1947-1985, a
Butane. EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conver-        1968 release of historical and projected statistics.
sion factor of 4.326 million Btu per barrel as published in
the California Oil World and Petroleum Industry, First         Kerosene. EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal
Issue, April 1942.                                             conversion factor of 5.670 million Btu per barrel as
                                                               reported in a Bureau of Mines internal memorandum,
Butane-Propane Mixture. EIA adopted the Bureau of              “Bureau of Mines Standard Average Heating Values of
Mines calculation of 4.130 million Btu per barrel based on     Various Fuels, Adopted January 3, 1950.”
an assumed mixture of 60 percent butane and 40 percent
propane. See Butane and Propane.                               Liquefied Petroleum Gases Consumption. Calculated
                                                               annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion
Crude Oil Exports. Assumed by EIA to be 5.800 million          factors for all liquefied petroleum gases consumed (see
Btu per barrel or equal to the thermal conversion factor for   Table A1) weighted by the quantities consumed. The
crude oil produced in the United States. See Crude Oil         component products of liquefied petroleum gases are ethane
Production.                                                    (including ethylene), propane (including propylene), normal
Crude Oil Imports. Calculated annually by EIA as the           butane (including butylene), butane-propane mixtures,
average of the thermal conversion factors for each type of     ethane-propane mixtures, and isobutane. For 1973-1980,
crude oil imported weighted by the quantities imported.        quantities consumed are from EIA, Energy Data Reports,
Thermal conversion factors for each type were calculated       “Petroleum Statement, Annual,” Table 1.          For 1981
on a foreign country basis, by determining the average         forward, quantities consumed are from EIA, Petroleum
American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity of crude oil        Supply Annual, Table 2.
imported from each foreign country from Form ERA-60 in         Lubricants. EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of
1977 and converting average API gravity to average Btu         6.065 million Btu per barrel as estimated by the Bureau of
content by using National Bureau of Standards, Miscellane-     Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement,
ous Publication No. 97, Thermal Properties of Petroleum        Annual, 1956.
Products, 1933.
                                                               Miscellaneous Products. EIA adopted the thermal conver-
Crude Oil Production. EIA adopted the thermal conver-          sion factor of 5.796 million Btu per barrel as estimated by
sion factor of 5.800 million Btu per barrel as reported in a   the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum
Bureau of Mines internal memorandum, “Bureau of Mines          Statement, Annual, 1956.
Standard Average Heating Values of Various Fuels,
Adopted January 3, 1950.”                                      Motor Gasoline Consumption. 1973–1993: EIA adopted
     
								
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