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Definition: Carrying capacity of an oil pipeline


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

Note: The carrying capacity of an pipeline is generally measured in terms of "thousand barrels a day". In converting barrels to tones, 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.
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition