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?
- Anonymous5 months agoFavourite answer
Sure. Stack them in your garage, too.
- squeezie_1999Lv 74 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'.
- jamesLv 75 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.
- CowboyLv 65 months ago
Sure, if you want to establish the next superfund site.....
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- pit bulls biteLv 75 months ago
wood barrels are for rum
- Roger the MoleLv 75 months ago
Where are you going to get millions of wooden barrels on short notice?
- J R SpigotLv 45 months ago
A barrel of oil is 42 US gallons.. Crude oil is quite toxic, very sticky. Wood barrels not at all suitable
- Fred3663Lv 75 months ago
You could, but the barrel would be worth more than the contents.
- οικοςLv 75 months ago
Why would you want to? Metal is much cheaper.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Gasoline used to be transported in barrels by horse drawn carts.