Does it take a lot of oil to produce 1 gallon of gasoline?

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    Depends what you mean by “a lot”. The energy return on energy invested for oil is around 20 to 30 to one — one unit of oil invested gives 20 to 30 times the energy output. For ethanol, it is much closer to 1:1.

    See previous answer which has a nice chart.

    http://greenanswers.com/q/205449/energy-fuels/fossil-fuels/oil-petroleum/does-it-take-lot-energy-refine-oil-we-take-out-grou

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