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Gary: I found the answer to your question on the web site of the American Petroleum Institute. Here is the URL and what they say: http://www.api.org/edu/factsoil.htm#barrel What A Barrel Of Crude Oil Makes Product Gallons per barrel gasoline 19.5 distillate fuel oil 9.2 (Includes both home heating oil and diesel fuel) kerosene-type jet fuel 4.1 residual fuel oil (Heavy oils used as fuels in industry, marine transportation and for electric power generation) 2.3 liquefied refinery gasses 1.9 still gas 1.9 coke 1.8 asphalt and road oil 1.3 petrochemical feedstocks 1.2 lubricants 0.5 kerosene 0.2 other 0.3 Figures are based on 1995 average yields for U.S. refineries. One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil. The total volume of products made is 2.2 gallons greater than the original 42 gallons of crude oil. This represents "processing gain." This should be regarded as an average. Crude oils vary widely in their composition, and different oils will yields wildly differing amounts of the different products. Hope this helps, David Kopaska-Merkel Geological Survey of Alabama PO Box 869999 Tuscaloosa AL 35486-6999 (205) 349-2852 FAX (205) 349-2861 www.gsa.state.al.us
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