Barrel (petroleum)

A unit of capacity in the oil industry.

1 barrel (petroleum)=35 gallon (UK) 1 barrel (petroleum)=42 gallon (US)
1 barrel (petroleum)=0.1589873 m3    
Oil consumption is measured in millions of barrels per day.
World oil consumption.


Abbreviations: Mbbl, Mbo, MMb, or Mb

Unit of volume used in the energy industry, equal to one million barrels of oil. One megabarrel equals 42 million U. S. gallons.

See also: Barrel of Oil Equivalent, Crude Oil, Drum, Oil, Volume.

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