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Are those Imperial tonnes?

It plays bloody hell with your numbers when you start looking at vehicles and think that the British have super efficient little vehicles that all get 50 miles gallon. Until you realise that one imnperial gallon is 1.2 US gallon, so it's a less impressive 40 US mpg, not 50 mpg like you think.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 02:48:28 PM EST
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Usually "tonne" is written to mean the metric ton of 1,000 kg.

Yet more complications...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 03:16:35 PM EST
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As I remember it Metric-English inconsistencies has caused at least one space probe to crash into Mars.

The lesson here?

It's about time that all us Anglophones just drop the act and learn to use metric.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 03:52:41 PM EST
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that was designed by undemocratic technocrats in a centralised way.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 05:49:51 PM EST
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I understand that there were French people involved as well.

I guess we'll stick to liberty miles.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 05:54:08 PM EST
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The legend on the table (from the link provided) says: "Crude Oil Production '000 Tonnes (M3*Density) Per Year (UK Share)", and I took "toe" to convert in energy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton_of_oil_equivalent

by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 03:33:48 PM EST
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oil is in metric tons pretty much universally since the 80's if not in bbls.  (at least that's when I first started playing).
by HiD on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 03:52:34 PM EST
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