How to Make Gasoline in ARK
Gasoline is a great resource in ARK. It is used to power Fabricators, Electrical Generators, Industrial Grills, Chemistry Benches, Industrial Forges, Industrial Grinders, and Zip Line Motor Attachments. It is super important to be able to make and have a lot of gasoline especially towards the end stages of the game, as you will need them to compete with other tribes.
The process of making gasoline is not very difficult, and it is something that every survivor will need to learn to master, so here is your guide to making so much gas you won’t know what to do with it all.
How to Craft Gasoline
The first thing you’ll need is a either a Refining Forge, or an Industrial Forge. Obviously, the Refining Forge is for those who are lower level, and do not have the Engram Points or resources to craft an Industrial Forge. In order to craft the Refining Forge, you will need level 20 and 21 Engram Points. In order to craft one you will need to combine 125 stone, 5 flint, 65 hide, 20 wood, and 40 fiber inside of a campfire. This is the device that we will make the gasoline in.
Once we have our Refining Forge, you will need to get two items to start the crafting process and those are oil and hide. Obviously, hide can be obtained by harvesting the corpse of a dead creature. For this recipe, we will need 5 hide, and 6 oil to produce 5 units of gasoline. The Oil can be found in nodes around oceans. They are relatively easy to notice, as they release a dark stream of oil which floats up towards the surface.
You can mine the oil nodes with almost any tool, whether it be a stone pick, or a metal pick. You will get about 1 oil per node, if you use the stone pick, and up to 10 if you use the metal pick. You can also use an Ankylosaurs which will mine oil nodes much more efficiently than tools can. Alternatively, you can have a Dung Beetle in your base, and it will automatically produce Oil if you set it to wander mode.
Now that you have your oil and your hide, you can combine them in the Refining Forge for 30 seconds to produce your 5 units of gasoline. If you get enough resources to have the Industrial Forge, you can produce more gasoline at one time, and at a much more efficient rate.
Once you have your gasoline, it is important to know what you can use it for. As we stated above, you can use gasoline on a variety of different structures in the game. Here is the breakdown for how long 1 unit of gasoline will power each of the above structures:
Chemistry Bench will last 15 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Electrical Generator will last 30 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Fabricator will last 15 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Industrial Cooker will last 15 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Industrial Forge will last 15 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Industrial Grill will last 20 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline
Industrial Grinder will last 15 minutes with 1 unit of gasoline