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What's in a crude oil barrel by percentage?


Consumers are often familiar with the gasoline and diesel used in their own passenger vehicles, but mostare unaware that the gas in their car comes from the same barrel of oil – the world’s most valuable fossil fuel – that makes the asphalt we walk on


A barrel of oil is the equivalent of 159 liters (42 gallons) of liquid. Some of the oil in a barrel becomes products that take us to where we want to go, like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.


A single barrel of crude oil - once it has been refined - can yield a large number of different, useful petroleum products. Countries don’t need crude oil only for automotive fuel. Here's a look at all the products that are extracted from a barrel of crude oil by percentage.


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