Conversion Factors

  • 1 kilolitre = 6.2898 barrels
  • 1 cubic metre = 1 kilolitre = 35.315 cubic feet
  • Throughout the text one thousand million (109) is referred to as one billion, and one million million (1012) as one trillion.
  • 1 barrel = 0.159 kilolitres
  • 1 cubic foot = 0.0283 cubic metres
  • 1 PJ = 887.41 million cubic feet*
  • 1 PJ of sales gas = 171.977 thousand barrels of oil equivalent*
  • 1 tonne of LPG = 8.458 barrels of oil equivalent*

* the values are approximate because the quality of any fuel varies with time, location, temperature, composition, etc.

Topic contact: petroleum@ga.gov.au Last updated: May 31, 2012