At 88,000,000 Barrels Per Day....• As of today (5-11-2011) global oil consumption is around 88 million barrels per day. Those 42- gallon barrels could fill 67,200,000 steel drums. Since 55-gallon steel drums are 3 feet tall, how many miles long would those 67.2 million drums be if we laid them end to end? 38,182 miles. That enough 55-gallon steel drums to encircle the earth 1 1/2 times each day. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. In one year you could encircle the earth 560 times.
Heres how you do the math:• An oil barrel is 42 gallons A 55 gallon steel drum is 3 feet tall by 22 inches wide A mile is 5,280 feet The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles The speed of sound (Mach 1) is 768mph (88,000,000 x 42gal) / 55gal = 67,200,000 steel drums (67,200,000 x 3ft) / 5,280 = 38,182 miles long 38,182 / 24,901 = 1.53 or 1 1/2 time around the earth each day (38,182 miles x 365days) / 24,901 = 560 times around the earth each year.
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