The weight of a 55-gallon oil drum depends on oil density. A 55-gallon drum of crude oil with a density of 790 kilograms per cubic meter would weigh about 188.98 kilograms.Continue Reading
This is calculated by converting cubic meters to gallons, multiplying the result by 55 gallons, and adding the weight of the oil drum, or about 24.5 kilograms. Cubic meters can be converted to gallons by dividing by 264.172 U.S. gallons.
Oils often have different densities that can change by many factors including brand. Furthermore, the density of a substance is affected by both atmospheric pressure and temperature. At higher temperatures, density tends to decrease with the pressure being constant.Learn more about Industries
Supply based on output, future supplies and demand for oil cause changes in crude oil prices, notes About.com. World crises and natural disasters can also cause the price of oil to fluctuate.Full Answer >
Fracking is a method of extracting oil and natural gas, both of which are fossil fuels, from shale rock. Fracking combines hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The shale rock is fractured by a combination of water, sand and chemicals delivered at high pressure, which then releases the oil or gas.Full Answer >
The price of crude oil is affected by the shifting of the supply and demand of oil globally, explains the U.S. Energy Information Administration. While demand does not fluctuate greatly on a global scale, current geopolitical events, especially turmoil in the Middle East region, strongly affects the supply, and therefore the price.Full Answer >
To find out where an offshore oil rig is located, use the rig search tool that's available on RigZone.com, as of 2015. Reports of land and offshore oil rig locations are available with a subscription to RigData.com.Full Answer >