Enter the total gallons of oil (gallons) into the calculator to determine the Energy from Oil. 

Energy from Oil Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Energy from Oil. 

E = GO * 135500


  • Where E is the Energy from Oil (BTUs)
  • GO is the total gallons of oil (gallons) 

To calculate energy from oil, multiply the gallons of oil by 135,500.

How to Calculate Energy from Oil?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the Energy from Oil.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total gallons of oil (gallons). In this example, the total gallons of oil (gallons) are measured to be 100.
  2. Finally, calculate the Energy from Oil using the formula above: 

E = GO * 135500

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

E = 100 * 135500 = 13,550,000 (BTUs)

Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provided as follows: 

Total gallons of oil (gallons) = 5

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us the following: 

E = 5* 135500 = 677500 (BTUs)