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 (m³) and less commonly in tonnes. The Standard Oil Company shipped its oil in barrels that always contained exactly 42 U.S. gallons.

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