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What Is a Barrel of Oil Used For?

A barrel of oil contains 44 gallons of crude oil, which is turned into:

- 18.56 gallons of gasoline
- 10.31 gallons of diesel fuel
- 7.01 gallons is used for "other", including plastics, cosmetics, paints, etc.
- 4.07 gallons of jet fuel
- 1.72 gallons of liquified petroleum (LP) gas
- 1.68 gallons of heavy fuel oil
- 1.38 gallons of home heating oil

The combined yield is slightly more than 44 gallons, due to manufacturing effeciencies in the refining process.

Source: RideLust

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