I enjoyed Mr. Lair's column (OGJ, Oct. 4, 1999, p. 21). It provides me with a segue into commenting on OGJ's use of energy unit abbreviations."Mw" (megawatt) should be "MW," as "W" is named for James Watt, the Scottish inventor. Likewise, "k" represents kilo in the SI system, whereas "K" represents Kelvin (named for the British physicist, Lord Kelvin), the unit of absolute temperature measurement in SI (the SI analogue to "Rankine"). Therefore, "KW" should be "kW."Apparently, there are only three nations left that do not use the SI, or metric, system: the US, Liberia, and some other smaller nation. Resistance is futile; you will be assimilated.Timo MakinenSenior Gas Supply Planning ...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected