Convert Kiloliters to Barrels Oil (kl to bbl oil) ▶
How to convert
1 barrel oil (bbl oil) = 0.158987295 kiloliter (kl). Barrel Oil (bbl oil) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Kiloliter (kl) 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:
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:
Kiloliters - A Unit of Volume
Definition of the Kiloliter
A kiloliter (symbol kl or kL) is a unit of volume that corresponds to one thousand liters (1000 liters) or one cubic meter (1 m3). It is a unit of volume in the metric system, which is based on the meter as the base unit of length.
One kiloliter is equal to 0.001 cubic meters, 61023.744 cubic inches, or 264.172 gallons.
History of the Kiloliter
The kiloliter is derived from the liter, which is a unit of volume that was introduced in France in 1795 as part of the metric system. The liter was defined as one cubic decimeter (0.1 meter) in length, width, and height. The liter was later redefined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at its maximum density and standard atmospheric pressure. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one meter in length.
The kiloliter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring large amounts of liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, oil, fuel, air, and oxygen. The kiloliter was also used for measuring some solids, such as sugar, salt, and flour. The kiloliter 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 Kiloliters
To convert kiloliters 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 other units of volume to kiloliters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:
Where Kiloliters are Used
Kiloliters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.
Some examples are:
Example Conversions of Kiloliters to Other Units
Here are some example conversions of kiloliters to other units of volume:
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