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### Author Topic: How much oil is in a barrel?  (Read 8419 times)

#### Peter Crawford

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« on: 02/09/2008 17:50:49 »
Peter Crawford  asked the Naked Scientists:
Greetings from Australia,

I was listening to your episode on the 9th February 2008, whereby the barrel of oil was discussed.

I looked it up in the World Book Encyclopedia, and it says the standard measure for oil is 42 gallons or 159 litres...not 31 gallons which is used for other liquids..

Chris you are one of the most intelligent and most interesting people..

It is a joy to listen to your show.

It has enriched me immensely..

Take care,

Pistol Packing Pete!!!

What do you think?

#### Pumblechook

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #1 on: 02/09/2008 18:34:02 »
It is nearly 35 gallons.

#### neilep

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #2 on: 02/09/2008 19:41:15 »
There was  a PS to the originators post and that is...

...." but neilep is by far the star of the show, and he's not even in it !..........Why, I would gladly sell my house and all of it's contents to just stroke his furry tummy and hear his sheepy purr...we want more neilep...we, and all my family, neighborhood, city, state and country think he's great"

awww..that's nice !!

#### Karen W.

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #3 on: 02/09/2008 19:47:54 »

Is The difference in gallons, because of its density or just an error in numbers?

#### JimBob

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #4 on: 04/09/2008 00:46:44 »
A barrel of oil IS 42 gallons or 159 litres.

And I'll ignore the European spelling.

The Rich Texas Oil Guy

#### lyner

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #5 on: 04/09/2008 12:38:24 »
A US gallon is 6pints and a European gallon is 8pints, I believe - just to add confusion. That's why we should ALL be using SI units for any discussion in this forum. Else we tend to talk at cross purposes.

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #6 on: 05/09/2008 01:03:59 »
A barrel of oil IS 42 gallons or 159 litres.

And I'll ignore the European spelling.

The Rich Texas Oil Guy

I tried!

#### paul.fr

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #7 on: 05/09/2008 01:06:02 »

I tried!

Yes, you are very trying! Now, moving on...

Does anyone think Chris writes these questions?

Peter Crawford  asked the Naked Scientists:
Greetings from Australia,

I was listening to your episode on the 9th February 2008, whereby the barrel of oil was discussed.

I looked it up in the World Book Encyclopedia, and it says the standard measure for oil is 42 gallons or 159 litres...not 31 gallons which is used for other liquids..

Chris you are one of the most intelligent and most interesting people..

It is a joy to listen to your show.

It has enriched me immensely..

Take care,

Pistol Packing Pete!!!

What do you think?

The only thing missing is how good a lover he is...
« Last Edit: 05/09/2008 01:24:34 by Paul. »

#### lyner

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #8 on: 05/09/2008 11:55:02 »
fantastic, I heard.

#### paul.fr

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #9 on: 05/09/2008 15:05:03 »
fantastic, I heard.

Did you? Do you live next door?

#### neilep

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #10 on: 05/09/2008 15:26:48 »
fantastic, I heard.

Did you? Do you live next door?

sophieCentaur

hmmmmmmmmmm !!!
« Last Edit: 05/09/2008 15:28:44 by neilep »

#### paul.fr

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #11 on: 05/09/2008 15:35:28 »
fantastic, I heard.

Did you? Do you live next door?

sophieCentaur

hmmmmmmmmmm !!!

You may be on to something there, Neil. An anagram of "sophiecentaur" is Chris An Toupee, now is he a ladies man, or is he just for men?

#### lyner

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #12 on: 05/09/2008 15:55:21 »
haven't you found the website?

#### neilep

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #13 on: 05/09/2008 16:10:09 »
haven't you found the website?

Which website is that ?..www.incognito-Aliases.R.Us.com ?

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #14 on: 05/09/2008 17:18:40 »
No - www.TheNewWorldRulers.org

Sophie and I are among the founding members.

#### neilep

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #15 on: 05/09/2008 19:05:22 »
No - www.TheNewWorldRulers.org

Sophie and I are among the founding members.

Ewe have to find each others members ?...yeuuchh !!

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #16 on: 05/09/2008 22:47:14 »
It is so sad that words are all you have to play with.

#### neilep

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #17 on: 05/09/2008 23:06:03 »
I've always been known for my oral skills !

Referring to your signature....do you know what a ripcord is ?... perhaps you should try pulling it !

#### paul.fr

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #18 on: 07/09/2008 17:12:54 »
Is the barrel full?

#### Pumblechook

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #19 on: 09/09/2008 15:39:31 »
About 35 British gallons but not a measure in use these days.  The pint remains for beer and most milk is in pints but the rest is in litres.

#### Pumblechook

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #20 on: 09/09/2008 15:39:55 »
What is a ton as in shipping??

#### Don_1

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #21 on: 09/09/2008 17:19:45 »
1000 kgs

#### Pumblechook

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #22 on: 09/09/2008 18:21:51 »
No.

Not a weight at all.

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #23 on: 10/09/2008 03:40:53 »
What is a ton as in shipping??

Will these work?

2.  Also called <freight ton.> a unit of
volume for freight that weighs one ton,
varying with the type of freight
measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber
or 20 bushels of wheat.
3.  METRIC TON.
4.  DISPLACEMENT TON.
5.  a unit of volume used in transportation
by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet
(1.13 cu. m) (shipping ton or
<measurement ton)>.
6.  a unit of internal capacity of ships,
equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m)
(register ton).

#### Don_1

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #24 on: 10/09/2008 08:10:38 »
The volume to weight ratio varies.

Within Europe it is 1000kgs = 3 m3
Worldwide shipping 1s 1000kgs = 2.26 m3

But a metric tonne is 1000 kgs whatever it's capacity.

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##### How much oil is in a barrel?
« Reply #24 on: 10/09/2008 08:10:38 »