Frequently Asked Questions

How many gallons of gasoline does one barrel of oil make?

U.S. refineries produce about 19 gallons of motor gasoline from one barrel (42 gallons) of crude oil. The remainder of the barrel yields other refined products, such as distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, and petroleum coke.  Refinery yields of individual products vary from month to month as refiners focus operations to meet demand for different products and maximize profits.

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Products made from oil and average refinery product yield

Last reviewed: May 22, 2014


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