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How much gasoline does the United States consume?

In 2021, about 134.83 billion gallons (or about 3.21 billion barrels)1 of finished motor gasoline were consumed in the United States, an average of about 369 million gallons per day (or about 8.80 million barrels per day). This was about 6% less than the record high level of consumption of nearly 392 million gallons per day in 2018.

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: March 15, 2022, with preliminary data

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