# How Much Does Diesel Weight Per Litre?

It’s worth noting that diesel fuel expands as the temperature rises. At 15.5°C (59.9°F or 288.65K) and standard atmospheric pressure, diesel weighs 0.8508 gram per cubic centimeter or 850.8 kilogram per cubic meter, i.e. diesel density is 850.8 kg/m3.

## What does 1 litre of fuel weigh?

When one litre of petrol is burned, it creates approximately 2.31 kg of carbon dioxide. A litre of fuel, which weighs roughly 840g, emits considerably more carbon dioxide  2.68kg. CO2 is a strong greenhouse gas that is produced during the combustion process in your engine.

Your fuel economy is linked to the quantity of CO2 you emit when driving. The more fuel you consume per km, the more carbon dioxide you produce per kilometre, and car manufacturers frequently provide this statistic. For example, a Ford Ranger with a combined fuel economy of 8.3-8.8 litres per 100km produces between 218 and 230g/km.

We must look at the chemistry to understand why the total carbon dioxide created is heavier than the starting litre of fuel: Although diesel and gasoline are high in carbon, carbon is rather light. When the fuel is burned, the carbon joins with two oxygen molecules (both heavier than the carbon) to form carbon dioxide. Each oxygen molecule is approximately 25% heavier than a carbon molecule, and there are two of them!

To put it in numerical terms, one molecule of carbon weighs 12 grams, but two molecules of oxygen weigh 32 grams!

But what percentage of diesel and gasoline is carbon? About 720g of the 840g that one litre of fuel weighs is carbon. Around 640g of the 740g that one litre of petrol weighs is carbon.

## What is the weight of diesel?

Fuel is the lubricant that keeps trucks on the road. If you want to haul profitable goods and keep your trucking firm afloat, you’ll need diesel fuel to get from point A to point B.

Although it’s a simple calculation, have you ever considered the intricacies of diesel fuel? Have you considered how much diesel fuel weighs? What’s the weight of a full tank of diesel fuel? Is there a difference in the weight of diesel based on the outside temperature? How does the weight of diesel fuel affect the weight of your truck, especially when it’s time to weigh it?

### What is the weight of diesel fuel?

A gallon of diesel is approximately 7 pounds in weight. In the United States, diesel weighs somewhat less than 7 pounds per gallon (and slightly more than 7 pounds per gallon in Canada), but we’ll use 7 pounds per gallon to keep things simple.

### What is the fuel weight of a full tank?

Semi-truck fuel tanks are available in a variety of sizes, but they typically store 125 to 300 gallons of petroleum. Each side of the tractor has a gasoline tank, with fuel apportioned between the two tanks to balance the truck’s total weight. Because diesel fuel weighs around 7 pounds per gallon, a full tank of diesel might weigh anywhere between 875 and 2,100 pounds.

### Does the weight of diesel fuel change when it’s colder vs. warmer?

Yes, but it’s a teeny-tiny fraction of a percent. Take a look at this handy calculator. Let’s say the temperature is 16 degrees Fahrenheit and a gallon of diesel weighs 7.1 pounds. When the temperature is 106 degrees Fahrenheit, a gallon of diesel fuel weighs 6.8 pounds. Now set the temperature to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a very pleasant temperature. The weight of a gallon of diesel fuel is 6.9 pounds. See? All of the differences are minor. Consider the following scenario: Depending on the size of the fuel tank, the temperature weight differential of diesel fuel will never be more than 10-50 pounds.

## How is diesel weight calculated?

Water has a density/specific gravity of 1.0 (SG=1.0) because it weighs about 1kg per litre (1000L = 1000Kg).

Remember that 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilogram, so 1920 litres of water weigh 1920 kilograms; however, if the tank is filled with a different fluid, you must consider the following factor, which affects the weight of the tank when full.

Diesel fuel, for example, has a specific gravity (SG) of 0.82, making it lighter than water (SG =1.0). To calculate the weight of diesel in the same sized storage tank, multiply the volume (litres) by the specific gravity (SG).

To summarize, a 45kg diesel tank with a volume of 1920 litres weighs:

## How many kg of co2 are in a litre of diesel?

Calculator for CO2 Emissions from Vehicles A litre of diesel emits around 2.62 kgs of carbon dioxide, whereas a litre of gasoline emits approximately 2.39 kgs.

## How do you calculate fuel weight?

Let’s pretend we have 15 gallons of fuel on board. Subtract the total amount of gasoline you have on hand at takeoff from the total amount you’ll burn during the flight. What is your fuel weight for takeoff? Multiply your takeoff gallons by the weight of fuel to get your takeoff fuel weight.

#### National and Regional

Highest  At 146.8 pence per litre, the South East has the highest unleaded pricing.

Northern Ireland has the lowest unleaded price, at 142.7 pence per litre.

The South East has the highest diesel price, at 150.3 pence per litre.

The average price of unleaded in supermarkets is now 143.0 pence per litre. The price difference between supermarket pricing and the UK average for unleaded gasoline has widened to 2.7 pence per litre.