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Actually, the density of gasoline (petrol) is about 737.22 kg/m3.

1 LITER of gasoline weighs 0.7372 kg or 1.6253 lbs.

1 m3 = 264.2 gallons So 1 gallon weighs 2.7904 kg. 1 kg = 2.2046 lbs.

1 GALLON of gasoline weighs 6.152 lbs. (for reference, 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs).

One gallon weighs from 5.8 to 6.5 pounds, depending on the temperature when you weigh it.

Gasoline weighs about 6.1 pounds per gallon. Diesel weights about 7.1 pounds per gallon.

6.2 is just a habit from flying. I round up. I would rather factor in the marginally extra weight in fuel and be safe knowing I calculated the extra than being too light. Conversely, I allow and calculate for reserve flight knowing that heat and density altitude may play in the rate of expansion, consumption and performance on the fuel.
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