Useful Conversion Measures
(taken from FTP 218, 1945)

PETROLEUM WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

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Fuel oil

Diesel oil

Barrels (petroleum)

Tons (long)

0.1516

0.1338

Gallons (U.S.)

Pounds

8.087

7.134

Gallons (U.S.)

Tons (long)

0.003610

0.003185

Pounds

Gallons (U.S.)

0.1237

0.1402

Tons (long)

Barrels (petroleum)

6.595

7.476

Tons (long)

Gallons (US.)

277

314

(A): These conversion factors are all based on the entries in the last line (tons-gallons), which assume for fuel oil a specific gravity of 0.9708 at 60°/60° F., and for Diesel oil a specific gravity of 0.8566 at 60°/60° F.

CONSUMPTION RATES

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Barrels (petroleum) per day

Gallon (IT.8.) per hour

1.75 (exact figure)

Gallon (U.S.) per hour

Barrels (petroleum) per day

0.57143

WEIGHTS

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Kilograms

Pounds

2.20462

Pounds

Kilograms

0.453592

Tons (long)

Kilograms

1,013.047

Tons (long)

Pounds

2,240 (Exact)

Tons (long)

Tons (metric)

1.01605

Tons (metric)

Tons (short)

1.12

Tons (metric)

Kilograms

1,000 (Exact)

Tons (metric)

Pounds

2,204.6223

Tons (metric)

Tons (long)

0.98421

Tons (metric)

Tons (short)

1.10231

Tons (short)

Kilograms

907.185

Tons (short)

Pounds

2,000 (Exact)

Tons (short)

Tons (long)

0.892867

Tons (short)

Tons (metric)

0.907185

MEASURES

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Barrels (petroleum)

Cubic feet

5.61458

Barrels (petroleum)

Gallons (U.S.)

42 (Exact figure)

Barrels (petroleum)

Liters

158.984

Cubic feet

Barrels (petroleum)

0.17811

Cubic feet

Gallons (Imperial)

6.2288

Cubic feet

Gallons (U.S.)

7.4805

Cubic feet

Liters

28.316

Cubic inches

Gallons (Imperial)

0.003605

Cubic inches

Gallons (U.S.)

0.004329

Cubic inches

Liters

0.01639

Cubic meters

Gallons (Imperial)

219.97

Cubic meters

Gallons (U.S.)

264.17

Cubic meters

Liters

999.97

Gallons (Imperial)

Cubic feet

0.16054

Gallons (Imperial)

Cubic inches

277.42

Gallons (Imperial)

Cubic meters

0.0045461

Gallons (Imperial)

Gallons (U.S.)

1.20094

Gallons (Imperial)

Liters

4.54609

Gallons (U.S.)

Barrels (petroleum)

0.0238095

Gallons (U.S.)

Cubic feet

0.133681

Gallons (U.S.)

Cubic feet

231 (Exact figure)

Gallons (U.S.)

Cubic meters

0.00378543

Gallons (U.S.)

Gallons (Imperial)

0.83268

Gallons (U.S.)

Liters

3.78533

Liters

Barrels (petroleum)

0.00628995

Liters

Cubic feet

0.035315

Liters

Cubic inches

61.025

Liters

Cubic meters

0.00100003

Liters

Gallons (Imperial)

0.219975

Liters

Gallons (U.S.)

0.264178