Can Crude Oil be stored in wood barrels?

Since there is no much oil in storage, a friend of mine was wondering if wood barrels are an option?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    Sure. Stack them in your garage, too.

  • 4 months ago

    It can and was,  until the 1890's.  Unfortunately, wood barrels are expensive,  difficult to make, and inefficient in use of space.   That's why your car has a steel gas tank instead of a wooden one.   and incidently ....why crude oil is measured in 'barrels'.

  • james
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    In the early 1900s it was transported in them.  Some up to 500 gallon barrels on horse drawn wagons.   But the EPA.  Has rules against it today. Spills leaks & such. 

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Sure, if you want to establish the next superfund site.....

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  • 5 months ago

    wood barrels are for rum

  • 5 months ago

    Where are you going to get millions of wooden barrels on short notice?

  • 5 months ago

    A barrel of oil is 42 US gallons.. Crude oil is quite toxic, very sticky. Wood barrels not at all suitable

  • 5 months ago

    You could, but the barrel would be worth more than the contents. 

  • 5 months ago

    Why would you want to? Metal is much cheaper.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Gasoline used to be transported in barrels by horse drawn carts.

     

    https://www.skolnik.com/blog/oils-long-history-wit...

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