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Originally posted by billyjack
reply to post by Aggie Man
Really don't know how you can come up with 119 gallons of gasoline per barrel of oil. There's only 42 gallons in a barrel. During refining we actually get 43 gallons of product(not all gasoline) out of a barrel. The real numbers are about 26 gallons of gasoline out of a barrel of saudi Light or West Texas Intermediate with other by products. I've wondered for years why we pay so little for gasoline.
Please change your avatar as posting something this inaccurate is embarassing to the rest of us.
Class of '75
A little over 119 gallons of gasoline can be refined from a barrel of oil. Other products (jet fuel, lubricants, etc.) make up the rest.