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fuel consumption

I've always used 18 HP per hr per gallon for diesel and 14.5 for unleaded gas. This assumes internal combustion engines, 4 stroke, normally aspirated. I did some research on small engine fuel consumption and it goes like this:
Diesel17-20 hp-hr/gal

Natural gas9-11 hp-hr/ccf

LP (propane)9-11 hp-hr/gal

Gasoline10-14 hp-hr/gal

The size of the engine, operating temperature, RPM, and Load all have an effect on the efficiency of energy conversion.

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