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CARRYING CAPACITY OF AN OIL PIPELINE

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French Equivalent: Capacité de transport d'un oléoduc

Definition:
Maximum tonnage of products that the oil pipeline may move during the given period.

Context:
The carrying capacity of an pipeline is generally measured in terms of "thousand barrels a day". In converting barrels to tonnes, the conversion factor for crude oil is: 1 tonne = 7.55 barrels (there is a slight variation according to the type of crude).

For petroleum products conversion factor is: 1 tonne = 7.5 barrels.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 07, 2004