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How much gasoline does the United States consume?

In 2013, about 134.51 billion gallons1 (or 3.20 billion barrels) of gasoline were consumed2 in the United States, a daily average of about 368.51 million gallons (or 8.77 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, such as refineries, natural gas processing plants, blending plants, pipelines, and bulk terminals.

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Energy Explained: Use of Gasoline

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Annual and monthly gasoline consumption data in thousand barrels per day

Last updated: May 13, 2014


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