U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
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 distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, and many other products. Refinery yields of individual products vary from month to month as refiners focus operations to meet demand for different products and maximize profits.
Last reviewed: September 5, 2012
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