Thursday, June 08, 2006

Petroleum product yields and their uses, as of March 2006:

Motor gasoline 45.0%
Distillate fuel oil 25.6%
• Home heating oil
• Diesel fuel
• Refinery fuel
• Industrial fuel
Kerosene-type jet fuel 9.8%

Petroleum coke 5.5%
• Carbon electrodes
• Fuel coke
• Electric switches
Still gas refinery fuel 4.4%

Residual fuel oil 4.3%
• Boiler fuel
• Refinery fuel
• Bunker fuel
• Wood preservative

Liquefied refinery gases 3.6%
• Petrochemical feedstocks
• Space heating
• Cooking
• Synthetic rubber

Asphalt and road oil 3.1%
• Paving
• Roofing
• Waterproofing

Petrochemical feedstocks 2.4%
• Alcohols*
• Resins
• Fibers
• Medicines
• Cosmetics
• Plastics
• Detergents

Lubricants 1.1%
• Lubricating oil
• Greases
• Transmission oil
• Household oil
• Textile spindle oil

Kerosene 0.5%
• Illumination
• Space heating
• Cooking
• Tractor fuel

Special naphthas 0.2%
• Solvents
• Paint thinner

Aviation gasoline 0.1%

Waxes 0.1%
• Fruits
• Vegetables
• Candy
• Chewing gum
• Candles
• Matches
• Crayons
• Pencils
• Sealing wax
• Canning wax

Miscellaneous products 0.4%
• Absorber oil
• White machinery oils
• Cutting oils
• Candymaking, baking oils
• Technical oils
• Medicinal salves, ointments
• Petroleum jelly
• Acetic acid
• Sulfuric acid
• Fertilizers
* — for petrochemical use, not consumption

NOTE: Adds to more than 100% because of processing gain (an increase in volume that occurs during refining).

Source: Energy Information Administration

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