Frequently Asked Questions

How much gasoline does the United States consume?

In 2012, about 133 billion gallons1 (or 3.18 billion barrels) of gasoline where consumed2  in the United States, a daily average of about 365.65 million gallons (or 8.71 million barrels). This was about 6% less than the record high of about 142.35 billion gallons (or 3.39 billion barrels) consumed in 2007. 

1There are 42 U.S. gallons in a barrel.

2EIA uses Product Supplied to approximately represent consumption of petroleum products; it measures the disappearance of these products from primary sources, i.e., refineries, natural gas-processing plants, blending plants, pipelines, and bulk terminals.

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Energy Explained: Use of Gasoline

Monthly consumption data available in thousand barrels per day

Annual and monthly gasoline consumption data in thousand barrels per day

Last updated: September 30, 2013


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