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 Question by Larry Millr Submitted on 5/25/2004 Related FAQ: Gasoline FAQ - Part 4 of 4 Rating: Rate this question: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great What is the ratio of refined gasoline to one barrel of crude oil?  In other words, how many gallons of gasoline can be refined from one barrel of crude oil? Thanks. legalr@vermontel.net

 Answer by Dean Submitted on 9/8/2004 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 19.5 gallons of refined gasoline per 42 gallon barrel of crude oil

 Answer by Mr. Kool Submitted on 9/13/2004 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great I am going to assume that you meant to ask, how many gallons of gasoline from a barrel of oil. We call this "editorial license". The barrel of oil is = to 42 US gallons. In terms of energy, it is equivalent to 5.6 * 10^3 cubic feet of natural gas and .232 tons of bituminous coal. But I digress... Gasoline is produced from oil by a process known as fractional distillation. Basically crude oil is placed in a huge cylinder and heat is applied. Up to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit gasoline boils off. It is then collected by a number of condensing units. The real trick is that the amount varies with how the oil is refined. About 40% is a rough figure.. So, the average barrel of oil will produce about 17 gallons of gasoline. Extending that a bit, each gallon of oil will produce .40 gallons of gasoline..

 Answer by wes Submitted on 4/1/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great a refined barrel produces approximately 20.5 gallons (US) of gasoline.

 Answer by john bilik Submitted on 4/18/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great There are approximately 19.5 gallons of refined gasoline from a barrel of crude.  Sadly, there are only 4 gallons of jet-a (jet fuel) produced.  This is bad news for me, but I hope I answered your question.

 Answer by nik Submitted on 4/25/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great one barrel is 42 (US) gallons or 159 (SI/metric) liters

 Answer by j robinson Submitted on 9/2/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 19.69 gal.

 Answer by kjyg Submitted on 10/24/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 32156541

 Answer by Chris Crossman Submitted on 4/21/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil.  51.4% of which can be refined into Gasoline.  Thus you can produce 21.5 gallons of gas from one barrel of crude oil. So the approximate ratio would be 43/84. See the following link for more details: http://www.energy.ca.gov/gasoline/whats_in_barrel_oil.html

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