A barrel of crude oil is equal to 158.9873 liters of the same substance, which can be approximated to 159 liters, yes it’s that simple and straight but during the process of refining crude oil into petroleum bi products you can’t get the same figures of gasoline, (e.g 159 liters of gasoline). This is because gasoline does not happen to be the only bi product of crude oil, they are other bi products that include; kerosene, butane (cooking gas), diesel fuel, etc. Every individual bi product would take up a certain percentage from the total barrel as the oil is being refined.
The amount of gasoline, and a few other bi products that can be gotten from crude oil is listed below.
1. A total of 70-73 liters of gasoline can be extracted from a barrel of crude oil.
2. A total of 36 liters of Diesel can be extracted from a barrel of crude oil.
3. 6 liters of propane can be extracted from a barrel of crude oil.
Just to mention a few.