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barrels oil to gallons
bbl oilgal
1 bbl oil 42 gal
2 bbl oil 84 gal
3 bbl oil 126 gal
4 bbl oil 168 gal
5 bbl oil 210 gal
6 bbl oil 252 gal
7 bbl oil 294 gal
8 bbl oil 336 gal
9 bbl oil 378 gal
10 bbl oil 420 gal
11 bbl oil 462 gal
12 bbl oil 504 gal
13 bbl oil 546 gal
14 bbl oil 588 gal
15 bbl oil 630 gal
16 bbl oil 672 gal
17 bbl oil 714 gal
18 bbl oil 756 gal
19 bbl oil 798 gal
20 bbl oil 840 gal

How to convert

1 barrel oil (bbl oil) = 42 gallon (gal). Barrel Oil (bbl oil) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Gallon (gal) is a unit of Volume used in Standard 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.

Gallons: A Unit of Volume

Gallons are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc. They are different from cups, which are a smaller unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit of volume. They 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 Gallons

A gallon is defined as a unit of liquid capacity in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. However, the size of a gallon varies depending on the type of gallon used:

  • A US liquid gallon is equal to 3.785 liters or 0.833 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 231 cubic inches or 128 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
  • A US dry gallon is equal to 4.405 liters or 0.969 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 268.8 cubic inches or 148.9 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
  • A UK gallon is equal to 4.546 liters or 1.2 US liquid gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 277.4 cubic inches or 160 fluid ounces in the imperial system.

History of Gallons

The origin of the term gallon as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Old French word galon, which means a large liquid measure. Gallons have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of gallons 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 gallons as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these gallons was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The gallon was convenient for measuring and dividing larger amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of gallons as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The gallon was gradually replaced by units such as liters, kilograms, etc. However, some countries and regions still use gallons for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and its former colonies.

How to Convert Gallons

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

  • To convert US liquid gallons to liters: multiply by 3.785

  • To convert US liquid gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 231

  • To convert US liquid gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 128

  • To convert US liquid gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.833

  • To convert US liquid gallons to BOE: divide by 5

  • To convert US dry gallons to liters: multiply by 4.405

  • To convert US dry gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 268.8

  • To convert US dry gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 148.9

  • To convert US dry gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.969

  • To convert US dry gallons to BOE: divide by 4.6

  • To convert UK gallons to liters: multiply by 4.546

  • To convert UK gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 277.4

  • To convert UK gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 160

  • To convert UK gallons to US liquid gallons: multiply by 1.2

  • To convert UK gallons to BOE: divide by 6.1

Where Gallons are Used

Gallons are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc., and dry goods such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, gallons are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, kilograms, etc.

Example Conversions of Gallons to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting gallons to other units of volume:

  • 1 US liquid gallon = 3.785 liters

  • 2 US liquid gallons = 462 cubic inches

  • 3 US liquid gallons = 384 fluid ounces

  • 4 US liquid gallons = 3.332 UK gallons

  • 5 US liquid gallons = 1 BOE

  • 1 US dry gallon = 4.405 liters

  • 2 US dry gallons = 537.6 cubic inches

  • 3 US dry gallons = 446.7 fluid ounces

  • 4 US dry gallons = 3.876 UK gallons

  • 5 US dry gallons = 1.087 BOE

  • 1 UK gallon = 4.546 liters

  • 2 UK gallons = 554.8 cubic inches

  • 3 UK gallons = 480 fluid ounces

  • 4 UK gallons = 4.8 US liquid gallons

  • 5 UK gallons = 0.82 BOE.

The US gallon is equal to 3.785411784 liters and defined as 231 cubic inches.



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