U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #676: May 23, 2011
U.S. Refiners Produce about 19 Gallons of Gasoline from a Barrel of Oil
A standard U.S. barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil which yields about 44 gallons of petroleum products. The additional 2 gallons of petroleum products come from refiner gains which result in an additional 6% of product. As shown in the figure below, a little more than 19 gallons of gasoline and 10 gallons of diesel fuel are produced from a barrel of crude oil by U.S. refiners. Other products such as jet fuel and heating oil make up the remaining one third.
Note: Product yields are based on 2009 U.S. refining data.
Products Made from a Barrel of Crude Oil
|Liquefied Petroleum Gases
|Heavy Fuel Oil
U.S. Energy Information Administration, What Fuels Are Made from Crude Oil?
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