›› Measurement unit: barrel [US, petroleum]

Full name: barrel [US, petroleum]

Plural form: barrels

Symbol: bbl

Category type: volume

Scale factor: 0.1589872956


›› SI unit: cubic meter

The SI derived unit for volume is the cubic meter.
1 cubic meter is equal to 6.2898107438466 barrel [US, petroleum].


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›› Definition: Barrel

This unit is used in North America for crude oil or other petroleum products. Elsewhere oil is more commonly measured in cubic metres (m) and less commonly in tonnes. The Standard Oil Company shipped its oil in barrels that always contained exactly 42 U.S. gallons.


›› Sample conversions: barrel [US, petroleum]

barrel [US, petroleum] to peck [UK]
barrel [US, petroleum] to cubic picometre
barrel [US, petroleum] to thousand cubic metre
barrel [US, petroleum] to tablespoon [UK]
barrel [US, petroleum] to cubic inch
barrel [US, petroleum] to bucket [UK]
barrel [US, petroleum] to milliliter
barrel [US, petroleum] to microlitro
barrel [US, petroleum] to kilolitro
barrel [US, petroleum] to hogshead [US]