# Barrel of oil equivalent conversions

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## About barrel of oil equivalent

The **barrel of oil equivalent** is a unit of energy equal to approximately 6.1178632 × 10^{9} joules (1 BOE = 6.1178632 × 10^{9} J), the SI derived unit of energy.

The barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) is also equal to 6.1178632 × 10^{6} kilojoules (kJ), or 6,117.8632 megajoules (MJ), or 6.1178632 gigajoules (GJ), or 5.7986154807 × 10^{6} British thermal units (IT) (BTU), or 3.2214530448 × 10^{6} Celsius heat units (IT) (CHU), or 1.4622043977 × 10^{6} kilocalories (thermochemical) (kcal) or 1,699.406444444 kilowatt hours (kWh).

The barrel of oil equivalent is the approximate energy that results by burning one barrel of crude oil. The oil barrel is a unit of volume or capacity equal to 42 US gallons or 0.158987295 cubic meters.

Symbol: BOE

Plural: barrels of oil equivalent