Frequently Asked Questions

How much gasoline does the United States consume?

In 2016, about 143.37 billion gallons (or about 3.41 billion barrels1) of finished motor gasoline were consumed2 in the United States, a daily average of about 391.73 million gallons (or about 9.33 million barrels per day).3 This was the largest amount of annual motor gasoline consumption on record.


1 There are 42 U.S. gallons in a barrel.
2 EIA uses product supplied to represent approximate consumption of petroleum products. Product supplied measures the disappearance of these products from primary sources, such as refineries, natural gas processing plants, blending plants, pipelines, and bulk terminals.
3 Preliminary data for 2016.

Learn more:
Data for U.S. product supplied for finished motor gasoline
U.S. petroleum supply and disposition data
Energy Explained: Use of Gasoline

Last updated: March 29, 2017


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