U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How many gallons of diesel fuel does one barrel of oil make?
U.S. refineries produce an average of about 10 gallons of diesel fuel from one barrel (42 gallons) of crude oil. The remainder of the barrel yields other petroleum products. 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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Last updated: July 24, 2013
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