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How much was whale oil worth?
 
 

 

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It was prized as an incredibly clean and bright burning candle wax, cosmetic stock, and soap component. All combined, the many uses of whale oil allowed one standard 31.5 gallon barrel of crude whale oil to be worth about $25 in 1902 – or about $700 in today’s dollars.