The following was reported by the Associated Press on 21 January 2007."LONDON - A damaged ship grounded off the English coast leaked more than 200 tons of oil [...]." "Britain's Department for Transport said more than 200 containers from the ship, which was listing at a 30-degree angle, had slid into the sea [...]." "Some of the ship's approximately 3,000 tons of diesel and other fuel had leaked out through a crack in the vessel's port side [...]. "About 220 tons of oil has been lost [...]."
More... Unit of Measurement: toe
When measuring oil, GDT usually thinks in units of gallons instead of tons which prompts the question: How many gallons of oil are in a ton? It turns out GDT's question is non-trivial.
The following was copied from "How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement"© by Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Toe is a "symbol for tonne of oil equivalent, a unit of energy used in the international energy industry.
1 toerepresents the energy available from burning
one tonne(metric ton) of oil; this is defined to be exactly
107 kilocalories, equivalent to approximately
7.4 barrelsof oil,
1270 cubic metersof natural gas, or
1.4 tonnesof coal.
1 toeis also equivalent to
39.683 millionBtu (MM Btu) or dekatherms, or
11.630 megawatthours (MWh)."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 22 January 2007