How to Make Gasoline in ARK Survival Evolved


Valerie Harper

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The island of ARK is a hostile and relentless place, and you find yourself stranded here amongst dinosaurs and other creatures. Although you can eventually recreate civilization and technology, it also takes a long time. One of the resources you’ll need is Gasoline, but it doesn’t appear in the wild.

How to Make Gasoline in ARK Survival Evolved

To obtain Gasoline, you need to craft it with other technology. Fortunately, the process is straightforward, even if you have to gather plenty of materials. We’ll go through all the steps as well as why you need Gasoline in this unforgiving world.

What Is Gasoline in ARK: Survival Evolved?

Gasoline in the game works similarly to how it does in the real world. It works as a fuel, and many objects use it. Here’s a list of what requires Gasoline:

  • Chemistry Bench
  • Fabricator
  • Electrical Generator
  • Industrial Grill
  • Motorboat
  • Industrial Grinder
  • Chainsaw
  • Mining Drill
  • Industrial Forge

These devices and tools help make life on ARK much easier, as manual labor takes a lot of time. The more Gasoline you feed your tools, vehicles, and devices, the longer they can run.

An example is the Industrial Forge, which can run for 15 minutes on one Gasoline. If you feed it 100 Gasoline, it can operate continuously for 25 hours. However, not all devices have the same fuel efficiency.

In contrast, an Electrical Generator can run for four days and four hours straight if you let it burn 100 Gasoline. This much fuel enables you to power many other electrical appliances without refilling the tank constantly.

Making Gasoline in ARK: Survival Evolved

To make one unit of Gasoline, you need the following ingredients and a crafting device:

  • Six Oil
  • Five Hide
  • Refining Forge/Industrial Forge

Oil can be mined or harvested from the wild. There are even creatures like Dung Beetles that produce it naturally, and you can tame them. This resource isn’t too rare, and it’s pretty abundant if you know how to find it.

The Hide is easier to gather, as you only have to kill creatures that aren’t fish or invertebrates. You can hit a corpse with a tool or use a tamed dinosaur to help you harvest the skin. You’ll have plenty of Hide by the time you reach the point of making Gasoline.

In earlier stages of the game, you can use a Refining Forge, a simple rock structure. Industrial Forges are superior, but making them requires synthetic materials. Depending on your progress, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Once you have enough resources and a forge, you can start making Gasoline. Here are the instructions:

  1. Gather enough Oil and Hide.
  2. Approach your Refining Forge or Industrial Forge.
  3. Place as many units of Oil and Hide as you can into the forge.
  4. After waiting, you can collect the Gasoline.

Refining Forges are your only option in the earlier stages of the game, as you only need to gather natural materials to make one. However, refinement is pretty slow, and it takes 20 minutes to produce five Gasoline.

On the other hand, an Industrial Forge can make 100 Gasoline at once if you have enough Hide and Oil. It’s much better than the Refining Forge, as it can refine all materials within 20 seconds. You can easily make weeks’ worth of Gasoline within an hour.

A fully-loaded Industrial Forge can make 5,831 Gasoline in 29.2 minutes, and that’s more than you need in a week. In case you’re wondering, making this much Gasoline requires 7,000 Oil and 6,000 Hide. The process also consumes two Gasoline as fuel.

Making Black Gold

Gasoline is a precious fuel on the island of ARK, and all you need are dinosaur Hides and natural crude Oil. It doesn’t take too much time to make once you have an Industrial Forge, but you also burn copious amounts of it. Thriving on the island is possible thanks to the existence of Gasoline.

What do you use Gasoline for in ARK? Do you make plenty of Gasoline in advance or when needed? Let us know in the comments section below.

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