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How much gasoline does the United States consume?

In 2020, about 123.73 billion gallons (or about 2.95 billion barrels1) of finished motor gasoline were consumed in the United States, an average of about 338 million gallons per day (or about 8.05 million barrels per day). This was the lowest level of annual consumption since 1997 and about 14% less than the record level of consumption of nearly 392 million gallons per day in 2018. The decrease in gasoline consumption in 2020 was the largest annual decrease recorded and largely the result of the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

Learn more:
U.S. finished motor gasoline supply and disposition
U.S. petroleum supply and disposition
Monthly Energy Review, Petroleum, Table 3.5: Product Products Supplied by Type
Historical national and regional data for U.S. product supplied of finished motor gasoline
Energy Explained: Use of gasoline

Last updated: September 7, 2021


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