U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How many gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel are made from one barrel of oil?
In 2015, refineries in the United States produced an average of about 19 gallons of motor gasoline and 12 gallons of ultra-low sulfur distillate fuel oil (includes diesel fuel and heating oil) from one 42-gallon barrel of crude oil. Many other petroleum products are also refined from crude oil. Refinery yields of individual products vary from month to month as refiners focus operations to meet demand for different products and work to maximize profits.
Last updated: October 18, 2016
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