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Motor gasoline is the most common petroleum product produced in U.S. refineries, followed by diesel fuel. In 1995, gasoline represented 47% of the products coming from refineries; in 2016, it was 50%. Diesel fuel experienced the largest increase in share from 1995 to 2016 – 20% to 24%. Other products, such as petroleum coke, asphalt, and lubricants, decreased from 21% to 15% of net output.

Share of U.S. Net Refinery Output, 1995-2016

Graph showing share of U.S. Refinery Net Output by Product: Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Jet Fuel, LPG, and Other Petroleum Products

Note: "Other Petroleum Products" category includes petroleum coke, still gas, residual fuel oil, asphalt & road oil, naphtha, lubricants, petrochemical feedstock, kerosene, aviation gas, other oils and miscellaneous petroleum products.

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Supporting Information

Share of U.S. Net Refinery Output, 1995-2016
YearGasolineDiesel FuelJet FuelLPGOther Petroleum ProductsTotal
199547%20%9%4%21%100%
199646%20%9%4%20%100%
199746%20%9%4%20%100%
199846%20%9%4%21%100%
199947%20%9%4%20%100%
200046%21%9%4%20%100%
200146%21%9%4%20%100%
200247%21%9%4%19%100%
200347%21%9%4%20%100%
200446%21%9%4%20%100%
200547%22%9%3%19%100%
200647%22%8%3%19%100%
200746%23%8%4%19%100%
200847%24%8%3%18%100%
200949%23%8%3%17%100%
201049%23%8%4%17%100%
201149%24%8%3%16%100%
201248%25%8%3%16%100%
201348%25%8%3%16%100%
201449%25%8%3%15%100%
201549%25%8%3%15%100%
201650%24%8%3%15%100%
Source: Energy Information Administration, January 2017 Monthly Energy Review, Table 3.2.

 

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