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No. I don't know if you've ever seen a faraday cage lightning demonstration, but lightning will flow around any hollow metal object, not through it. Look at it from the lightning's perspective - would I rather flow through metal, or this oil stuff? Additionally, specific concentrations of gasoline in the air in the tank are needed for an actual explosion - ...


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What would be the electrical potential to draw the electrical discharge from the ground up to the drum? For all intents and purposes I would probably consider the drum insulated because of the wood so there would be nothing to draw the discharge to the drum. If the spike were to hit the building a large grounded surface may draw the discharge to the drum. I ...


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