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barrels oil to centiliters
bbl oilcl
1 bbl oil 15898.7295 cl
2 bbl oil 31797.459 cl
3 bbl oil 47696.1885 cl
4 bbl oil 63594.918 cl
5 bbl oil 79493.6475 cl
6 bbl oil 95392.3769 cl
7 bbl oil 111291.1064 cl
8 bbl oil 127189.8359 cl
9 bbl oil 143088.5654 cl
10 bbl oil 158987.2949 cl
11 bbl oil 174886.0244 cl
12 bbl oil 190784.7539 cl
13 bbl oil 206683.4834 cl
14 bbl oil 222582.2129 cl
15 bbl oil 238480.9424 cl
16 bbl oil 254379.6718 cl
17 bbl oil 270278.4013 cl
18 bbl oil 286177.1308 cl
19 bbl oil 302075.8603 cl
20 bbl oil 317974.5898 cl

How to convert

1 barrel oil (bbl oil) = 15898.72949 centiliter (cl). Barrel Oil (bbl oil) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Centiliter (cl) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Oil Barrels: A Unit of Volume

Oil barrels are a unit of volume that are used to measure crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc. They are different from fluid barrels, which are used to measure other liquids, such as beer, wine, water, etc. Oil barrels are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Oil Barrels

An oil barrel is defined as 42 US gallons or 0.159 cubic meters in the US customary system of measurement. It is equivalent to 34.9723 imperial gallons or 158.987 liters in the imperial system. An oil barrel is also equal to 5.6146 cubic feet or 6.2898 oil barrels in the metric system.

History of Oil Barrels

The origin of the term barrel as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the French word baril, which means a small cask or keg. Barrels have been used since ancient times to store and transport various goods, especially liquids and dry grains. The size and shape of barrels varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of oil barrels as a unit of measure dates back to the 19th century, when the petroleum industry emerged in the United States and other countries. The first oil wells produced oil that was stored in wooden barrels that were readily available from the whiskey industry. The standard size of these barrels was 42 US gallons, which was also the size of a tierce, a unit of measure for wine and salt.

The use of oil barrels as a unit of measure became more widespread as the oil market developed and expanded globally. Oil barrels were convenient for measuring and transporting large quantities of oil across long distances by rail, ship, pipeline, etc. Oil barrels were also used for pricing and trading oil in various markets and exchanges.

How to Convert Oil Barrels

To convert oil barrels to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert oil barrels to cubic meters: multiply by 0.159
  • To convert oil barrels to liters: multiply by 158.987
  • To convert oil barrels to cubic feet: multiply by 5.6146
  • To convert oil barrels to gallons (US): multiply by 42
  • To convert oil barrels to gallons (UK): multiply by 34.9723
  • To convert oil barrels to BOE: divide by 6.2898

Where Oil Barrels are Used

Oil barrels are mainly used in the United States and some other countries that still use the US customary system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and reporting the production, consumption, reserves, and trade of crude oil and petroleum products.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, oil barrels are sometimes used as an informal or approximate unit of volume for certain types of crude oil or petroleum products. For example, in Canada, heavy crude oil is sometimes sold by the barrel, which is equivalent to about 159 liters or 0.159 cubic meters.

In some countries that have their own traditional units of volume based on barrels or similar containers, such as India and China, oil barrels are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as tonnes (about 7.33 barrels), kilolitres (about 6.29 barrels), or tonnes of oil equivalent (about 7.1 barrels).

Example Conversions of Oil Barrels to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting oil barrels to other units of volume:

  • 1 oil barrel = 0.159 cubic meters
  • 2 oil barrels = 317.974 liters
  • 3 oil barrels = 16.8438 cubic feet
  • 4 oil barrels = 168 gallons (US)
  • 5 oil barrels = 174.8615 gallons (UK)
  • 6 oil barrels = 0.9534 BOE
  • 7 oil barrels = 1.113 BOE
US oil barrel can be abbreviated as US bbl oil.

Centiliters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Centiliter

A centiliter (international spelling) or centiliter (American English spelling) (SI symbols cL or cl) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as one hundredth of a liter, or the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter (0.01 meter) in length.

One centiliter is equal to 10 cubic centimeters, 0.00001 cubic meters, or 0.01 cubic decimeters.

History of the Centiliter

The centiliter is derived from the liter, which is a unit of volume that was first used by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier in 1795 as a unit of volume for liquids and gases. The liter was originally defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and standard atmospheric pressure. The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is the SI unit of volume. The liter is not an SI unit, but it is accepted by the CGPM (the standards body that defines the SI) for use with the SI.

The centiliter was introduced as a subunit of the liter in the metric system in 1795, along with other decimal subunits such as the deciliter and the milliliter. The centiliter was used for measuring small volumes of liquids and gases, such as wine, beer, milk, oil, and air. The centiliter was also used for measuring some solids, such as sugar, flour, and salt. The centiliter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in many countries that use the metric system, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.

How to Convert Centiliters

To convert centiliters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert centiliters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 10.
    • Example: 2 cL x 10 = 20 cm3
  • To convert centiliters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.00001.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.00001 = 0.00002 m3
  • To convert centiliters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 0.01.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.01 = 0.02 dm3
  • To convert centiliters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.00264.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.00264 = 0.00528 gal
  • To convert centiliters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.000374.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.000374 = 0.000748 bu
  • To convert centiliters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.000063.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.000063 = 0.000126 bbl

To convert other units of volume to centiliters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic centimeters to centiliters, divide by 10.
    • Example: 20 cm3 / 10 = 2 cL
  • To convert cubic meters to centiliters, divide by 0.00001.
    • Example: 0.00002 m3 / 0.00001 = 2 cL
  • To convert cubic decimeters to centiliters, divide by 0.01.
    • Example: 0.02 dm3 / 0.01 = 2 cL
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to centiliters, divide by 0.00264.
    • Example: 0.00528 gal / 0.00264 = 2 cL
  • To convert bushels (US) to centiliters, divide by 0.000374.
    • Example: 0.000748 bu / 0.000374 = 2 cL
  • To convert barrels (oil) to centiliters, divide by 0.000063.
    • Example: 0.000126 bbl / 0.000063 = 2 cL

Where Centiliters are Used

Centiliters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In many European countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, centiliters are used for measuring alcoholic beverages, such as wine, beer, and spirits. For example, a standard glass of wine is usually 10 or 12 centiliters, a bottle of beer is usually 25 or 33 centiliters, and a shot of liquor is usually 2 or 4 centiliters.
  • In some Scandinavian countries, such as Norway and Denmark, centiliters are used for measuring milk and cream. For example, a carton of milk is usually 100 or 200 centiliters, and a cup of coffee is usually served with 1 or 2 centiliters of cream.
  • In some Asian countries, such as Japan and China, centiliters are used for measuring some traditional medicines and herbal teas. For example, a dose of kampo medicine is usually 10 or 20 centiliters, and a cup of green tea is usually 15 or 20 centiliters.
  • In the medical industry, centiliters are used for measuring some fluids and solutions, such as blood plasma, urine, and saline. For example, a unit of blood plasma is usually 20 or 25 centiliters, a urine sample is usually 5 or 10 centiliters, and an intravenous drip is usually set at a rate of 10 or 20 centiliters per hour.
  • In the scientific industry, centiliters are used for measuring some chemical reagents and solvents, such as ethanol, acetone, and water. For example, a flask of ethanol is usually 50 or 100 centiliters, a bottle of acetone is usually 25 or 50 centiliters, and a beaker of water is usually 10 or 20 centiliters.

Example Conversions of Centiliters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of centiliters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cL = 10 cm3
  • 1 cL = 0.00001 m3
  • 1 cL = 0.01 dm3
  • 1 cL = 0.00264 gal
  • 1 cL = 0.000374 bu
  • 1 cL = 0.000063 bbl
  • 1 cL = 0.01 L



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