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How many barrels of oil from one ton of oil?
February 14, 2008 1:32AM
Petroleum has a specific gravity of 0.88 which means 1 liter weighs 0.88 kilograms.
From the volume page we know that:
1 barrel [US, petroleum] = 158.9872972 liter
So 1 barrel weighs:
158.9872972 * 0.88 = 139.908821536 kilograms
1 metric ton is 1000 kilograms:
139.908821536 / 1000 = 7.1475121
So there are a little over 7 barrels of petroleum in a metric ton.
This is assuming that 0.88 is the correct specific gravity. Since as you said, the grade of the oil may make a difference. If you know the exact specific gravity of the oil in question, you will get more accurate results.