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How do I calculate the units of energy I use v the usage on my gas bill?

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Your gas meter shows gas usage in cubic meters whereas usage on your bill is shown in Usage Units. 

 

To determine your gas usage in Units, the following calculation is performed: 

 

Usage units = ((End read - Start read) x Pressure Factor x Heating value)/3.6 = Usage (MJ)

 

While this is a common formula used to calculate your gas usage in megajoules, it can vary slightly depending on the type of gas meter you have at your property. 

 

The Pressure Factor and Heating Value are used to convert the metered gas volume you have used into an amount of energy calculated in megajoules. 

 

A unit of gas is 3.6 megajoules and is equivalent to 1 kilowatt hour. 

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