| Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 07:09 pm |
Someone dumped 2 Billion tons of aircraft fuel on G.R.?
2 Billion tons?
| Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 07:23 pm |
Could be a country deregistering. When that happens, its inventory is released to the market. This occurred with some large countries on LU recently too. At least with a product like aircraft fuel, you have the option to buy it off the market if you wish.
My problem is that there is little you can do to remove Advanced Quality and Advanced Effectivity Products from the market, which also get released when this happens. Over 300 corps have closed that make those on LU, so far, and the surplus is still there dropping market price.
| Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:25 pm |
Yeah, my lone air transport company just put in a lowball bid for 120 months supply.
But my two fuel companies are going to suffer for a while.
Too bad we can't have a 'dirty deeds' department to do some sabotage.
Which, I muse, where would one store such a great amount?
Let's assume this is metric tons and not imperial.
Thus 1 ton = 1000 kg.
1 liter of jet fuel can weigh between 0.75 and 0.84 kg, an average of what is actually used is .81Kg/liter, and a liter is 1 Decimeter^3.
So a billion tons of jet fuel is 4x10^9/.81 = 4938271605 cubic decimeters. Converting it down, it's 4,938 cubic kilometers - or 1184.75 cubic miles - which is twice the volume of Lake Baikal, the largest lake in the world.
| Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm |
Dont know where you got wrong so we put the steps rounded
so no biggy. Just think it this way: The four largest Tanker currently in service can hold about 500 million Liter. Each
So those tankers could load that amount
| Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:15 am |
Both of you made math errors. JD's math assumed 4 billion, not 2 billion, confused tons and liters, and then missed three orders of magnitude converting to km^3. Borg ran with a midpoint calculation there that had already made a couple mistakes. So here it is, clean:
2 billion tons is 2*10^9 tons * 1000 kg/ton = 2*10^12 kg.
At 0.81 kg/L, that's 2/0.81 = 2.47*10^12 L.
1000 L = 1 m^3, so that's 2.47*10^9 m^3
A kilometre is 10^3 metres, and there's 3 dimensions, so there's 10^9 m^3 in one km^3. That means it's 2.47 km^3. This is approximately 22 times as large as the American Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or about six months of RL world oil consumption.
| Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:25 am |
I can only count as high as my fingers and toes allow