Did you know how many gallons are in a barrel of oil?

richardycc

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just found out a barrel of oil only has 42 US gallon few days ago..am I the only one that didn't know that??
 
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SlitheryDee

I knew it wasn't 55, but I never bothered to look up how much. Well I guess I learned something today.
 

misle

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Nov 30, 2000
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Ah ha! We have the question to the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything!

Should have figured it had something to do with oil.
 

0roo0roo

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Sep 21, 2002
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err...its more complicated than that. its a measurement that has nothing to do with the actual containers, and is historical. and can mean energy equivalent of such a barrel of crude oil.
 

yhelothar

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Dec 11, 2002
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YES I totally knew that...
you guys are total dumbasses if you didn't know
olololol!!!!1!1
 

kranky

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Oct 9, 1999
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And why is "barrel" abbreviated as "bbl"? There's only one "b" in barrel.
 

BurnItDwn

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Originally posted by: kranky
And why is "barrel" abbreviated as "bbl"? There's only one "b" in barrel.

The guy who picked the abbreviation had a little bit of a problem with stuttering.
Bah Bah Bah Barrel!