Risk glossary

 

Conversion factors

Conversion factors depend on the specific gravity of the crude oil. As a general guide:
• 1 tonne of crude = 7.5 barrels
• 1 barrel of crude = 5,604 cubic feet of natural gas, 0.996 barrels of gasoil or 1.446 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas
• 1 US barrel = 42 US gallons = 158.978 litres
• 1 million barrels of crude a day = 50 million tonnes a year
• 1 megajoule = 947.81 British thermal units = 238.85 Kcal
• 1 cubic foot = 0.0283 cubic metres

* see also cubic foot

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