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Oil is a crafting component in Fallout 4.


A catch-all term for any kind of flammable and/or slippery liquid. Oil is a component in crafting that is used in the production of water purifiers, generators, explosives, firearm modifications, and turrets.


Miscellaneous object (see below)
rangeIcon range
levelIcon level
Oil (varies)
Original item Yield Weight Yield/W
Aluminum canister 1 3 0.33
Blowtorch 1 3 0.33
Blue paint 2 5 0.4
Condensed fog fo4fhGametitle-FO4 FH 1 3 0.33
Cooking oil 3 0.5 6
Cutting fluid 3 1 3
Flip lighter 1 0.5 2
Gas canister 1 3 0.33
Gold plated flip lighter 1 0.5 2
Industrial size shortening 5 4 1.25
Lantern 2 3 0.67
Mr. Handy fuel 2 3 0.67
Oil 1 0.1 10
Shipment of 25 units 25 0
Oil can 4 0.5 8
Oil canister 2 3 0.67
Paint can 2 5 0.4
Red paint can fo4fhGametitle-FO4 FH 2 5 0.4
Soap 1 0.5 2
Used oil can 1 0.5 2
Yellow paint 2 5 0.4


Oil can be found all around the Commonwealth:

  • Over 25 oil can be collected at Dunwich Borers by collecting all the many canisters and lanterns around the site.
  • Often found in junk items near Red Rockets.

Shipments of 25 oil can also be purchased from:


Oil can be extracted from cutting fluid, which can be made at the chemistry station from, among other ingredients, bone.

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Crafting in Fallout 4

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