# Barrels Oil to Cubic Yards Converter

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Convert Cubic Yards to Barrels Oil (cu yd to bbl oil) ▶

## Conversion Table

 barrels oil to cubic yards bbl oil cu yd 1 bbl oil 0.2079 cu yd 2 bbl oil 0.4159 cu yd 3 bbl oil 0.6238 cu yd 4 bbl oil 0.8318 cu yd 5 bbl oil 1.0397 cu yd 6 bbl oil 1.2477 cu yd 7 bbl oil 1.4556 cu yd 8 bbl oil 1.6636 cu yd 9 bbl oil 1.8715 cu yd 10 bbl oil 2.0795 cu yd 11 bbl oil 2.2874 cu yd 12 bbl oil 2.4954 cu yd 13 bbl oil 2.7033 cu yd 14 bbl oil 2.9113 cu yd 15 bbl oil 3.1192 cu yd 16 bbl oil 3.3272 cu yd 17 bbl oil 3.5351 cu yd 18 bbl oil 3.7431 cu yd 19 bbl oil 3.951 cu yd 20 bbl oil 4.159 cu yd

## How to convert

1 barrel oil (bbl oil) = 0.207947531 cubic yard (cu yd). Barrel Oil (bbl oil) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Cubic Yard (cu yd) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system.

## Oil Barrels: A Unit of Volume

Oil barrels are a unit of volume that are used to measure crude oil and petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc. They are different from fluid barrels, which are used to measure other liquids, such as beer, wine, water, etc. Oil barrels are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

## Definition of Oil Barrels

An oil barrel is defined as 42 US gallons or 0.159 cubic meters in the US customary system of measurement. It is equivalent to 34.9723 imperial gallons or 158.987 liters in the imperial system. An oil barrel is also equal to 5.6146 cubic feet or 6.2898 oil barrels in the metric system.

## History of Oil Barrels

The origin of the term barrel as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the French word baril, which means a small cask or keg. Barrels have been used since ancient times to store and transport various goods, especially liquids and dry grains. The size and shape of barrels varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of oil barrels as a unit of measure dates back to the 19th century, when the petroleum industry emerged in the United States and other countries. The first oil wells produced oil that was stored in wooden barrels that were readily available from the whiskey industry. The standard size of these barrels was 42 US gallons, which was also the size of a tierce, a unit of measure for wine and salt.

The use of oil barrels as a unit of measure became more widespread as the oil market developed and expanded globally. Oil barrels were convenient for measuring and transporting large quantities of oil across long distances by rail, ship, pipeline, etc. Oil barrels were also used for pricing and trading oil in various markets and exchanges.

## How to Convert Oil Barrels

To convert oil barrels to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

• To convert oil barrels to cubic meters: multiply by 0.159
• To convert oil barrels to liters: multiply by 158.987
• To convert oil barrels to cubic feet: multiply by 5.6146
• To convert oil barrels to gallons (US): multiply by 42
• To convert oil barrels to gallons (UK): multiply by 34.9723
• To convert oil barrels to BOE: divide by 6.2898

## Where Oil Barrels are Used

Oil barrels are mainly used in the United States and some other countries that still use the US customary system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and reporting the production, consumption, reserves, and trade of crude oil and petroleum products.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, oil barrels are sometimes used as an informal or approximate unit of volume for certain types of crude oil or petroleum products. For example, in Canada, heavy crude oil is sometimes sold by the barrel, which is equivalent to about 159 liters or 0.159 cubic meters.

In some countries that have their own traditional units of volume based on barrels or similar containers, such as India and China, oil barrels are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as tonnes (about 7.33 barrels), kilolitres (about 6.29 barrels), or tonnes of oil equivalent (about 7.1 barrels).

## Example Conversions of Oil Barrels to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting oil barrels to other units of volume:

• 1 oil barrel = 0.159 cubic meters
• 2 oil barrels = 317.974 liters
• 3 oil barrels = 16.8438 cubic feet
• 4 oil barrels = 168 gallons (US)
• 5 oil barrels = 174.8615 gallons (UK)
• 6 oil barrels = 0.9534 BOE
• 7 oil barrels = 1.113 BOE
US oil barrel can be abbreviated as US bbl oil.

## Cubic Yards: A Unit of Volume

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that is commonly used in the United States and Canada. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one yard (three feet or 36 inches) in length. One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet or about 0.765 cubic meters. The symbol for cubic yard is yd<sup>3</sup> or cu yd.

## How to Convert Cubic Yards

To convert cubic yard to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert cubic yard to liters, you need to multiply by 764.555, which is the number of liters in one cubic yard. To convert liters to cubic yard, you need to divide by the same factor.

Here are some common conversion factors for cubic yard:

• 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
• 1 cubic yard = 46,656 cubic inches
• 1 cubic yard = 0.765 cubic meters
• 1 cubic yard = 764.555 liters
• 1 cubic yard = 201.974 US liquid gallons
• 1 cubic yard = 168.179 imperial gallons

## Where Cubic Yard is Useds

Cubic yard are used to measure the volume of various materials, such as soil, sand, gravel, concrete, mulch, compost, etc. They are also used to estimate the amount of space needed for storage or transportation of these materials.

For example, in landscaping and gardening, cubic yard are used to calculate how much soil or mulch is needed to fill a garden bed or cover a lawn. A general rule of thumb is that one cubic yard covers 100 square feet at a depth of three inches.

In construction and engineering, cubic yard are used to measure the volume of concrete or asphalt needed for a project. For example, a driveway that is 10 feet wide and 40 feet long and has a thickness of four inches would require about 4.9 cubic yards of concrete.

Cubic yard are also used in some countries to measure the volume of waste or recyclables collected by garbage trucks or dumpsters. For example, in Canada, a standard garbage truck can hold about 25 cubic yards of waste.

## Definition of the Cubic Yard

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that belongs to the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is derived from the unit of length, the yard, which was originally defined as the distance from the tip of the nose to the end of the thumb of King Henry I of England.

A cube is a three-dimensional shape that has six equal square faces. The volume of a cube is calculated by multiplying the length of one side by itself three times. Therefore, the volume of a cube with sides of one yard is one yard times one yard times one yard, or one cubic yard.

## History of Cubic Yards

The origin of the cubic yard can be traced back to the ancient Roman unit of measurement, the amphora, which was a clay vessel used to store liquids such as wine or oil. One amphora was equivalent to about 0.026 cubic meters or 0.035 cubic yards.

The amphora was later replaced by the tun, which was a large wooden barrel used to store wine or beer. One tun was equivalent to about 0.953 cubic meters or 1.28 cubic yards.

The tun was then divided into smaller units, such as the hogshead, the barrel, and the gallon. The gallon was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wheat. In 1824, the British Parliament standardized the imperial gallon as the volume of 10 pounds of water at 62 degrees Fahrenheit, which is equal to about 4.546 liters or 0.0012 cubic yards.

In 1836, the US Congress adopted the wine gallon as the standard US liquid gallon, which is equal to about 3.785 liters or 0.001 cubic yards.

The cubic yard was officially adopted as a unit of measurement in both Britain and the United States in the late 19th century.

## Example Conversions of Cubic Yards to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert cubic yard to other units of volume:

• To convert 2 cubic yards to cubic feet, multiply by 27: 2 x 27 = 54 cubic feet.
• To convert 3 cubic yards to liters, multiply by 764.555: 3 x 764.555 = 2293.665 liters.
• To convert 4 cubic yards to US liquid gallons, multiply by 201.974: 4 x 201.974 = 807.896 US liquid gallons.
• To convert 5 cubic yards to imperial gallons, multiply by 168.179: 5 x 168.179 = 840.895 imperial gallons.
• To convert 6 cubic yards to cubic meters, multiply by 0.765: 6 x 0.765 = 4.59 cubic meters.
• To convert 7 cubic yards to cubic inches, multiply by 46,656: 7 x 46,656 = 326,592 cubic inches.
• To convert 8 cubic yards to crude barrels, multiply by 4.809: 8 x 4.809 = 38.472 crude barrels.
Cubic yards also can be marked as yd3.

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