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There are ten different fluids of different purposes in Satisfactory. They are transported with Pipelines and can be stored in Fluid Buffers. To the player, their amount is shown in cubic meters (m3) with up to 2 decimals, however, internally the game stores them in liters (1/1000 of a cubic meter).

Unlike items, fluids cannot be carried in the inventory, unless packaged.

Nine of the fluids are liquids, Nitrogen Gas being the only currently-processable gas.

Fluid Unlocked at Source Source building Packaged form Usage
Water Water Tier 3 Water bodies Water Extractor Water Extractor or Resource Well Extractor Packaged Water Packaged Water Coal Generator Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear power, some mid-to-late-game recipes and several alternate recipes
Crude Oil Crude Oil Tier 5 Its resource node Oil Extractor Oil Extractor or Resource Well Extractor Packaged Oil Packaged Oil Plastic Plastic, Rubber Rubber and Fuel Fuel + Heavy Oil Residue Heavy Oil Residue and Polymer Resin Polymer Resin byproducts
Heavy Oil Residue Heavy Oil Residue Tier 5 Plastic Plastic and Rubber Rubber production Refinery Refinery Packaged Heavy Oil Residue Packaged Heavy Oil Residue Petroleum Coke Petroleum Coke
Fuel Fuel Tier 5 Refined Crude Oil Crude Oil Packaged Fuel Packaged Fuel Fuel Generator Fuel Generator, Vehicle and Jetpack fuel
Turbofuel Turbofuel Tier 5 (alternate recipe) Fuel Fuel + Compacted Coal Compacted Coal Packaged Turbofuel Packaged Turbofuel Fuel Generator Fuel Generator and Vehicle fuel
Liquid Biofuel Liquid Biofuel Tier 5 Solid Biofuel Solid Biofuel + Water Water Packaged Liquid Biofuel Packaged Liquid Biofuel Fuel Generator Fuel Generator, Biomass Burner, and Vehicle fuel
Alumina Solution Alumina Solution Tier 7 Bauxite Bauxite + Water Water Packaged Alumina Solution Packaged Alumina Solution Aluminum Scrap Aluminum Scrap used for Aluminum Ingot Aluminum Ingot production, and Batteries
Sulfuric Acid Sulfuric Acid Tier 7 Sulfur Sulfur + Water Water Packaged Sulfuric Acid Packaged Sulfuric Acid Uranium Uranium/Plutonium refinement and Batteries
Nitrogen Gas Nitrogen Gas Tier 8 Its Resource Well Resource Well Extractor Resource Well Extractor Packaged Nitrogen Gas Packaged Nitrogen Gas Advanced Aluminum parts
Nitric Acid Nitric Acid Tier 8 Nitrogen Gas Nitrogen Gas + Water Water +

Iron Plate

Blender Blender Packaged Nitric Acid Packaged Nitric Acid Advanced Aluminum parts and Plutonium refinement


  • Patch
    • Default recipe for Nitric Acid:
      • Changed Nitrogen Gas cost from 24 to 12
      • Changed Water cost from 6 to 3
      • Changed Nitric Acid product from 6 to 3
    • Patch
      • Alternate: Sloppy Alumina:
        • Changed recipe craft time from 6 to 3 seconds
        • Changed Bauxite cost from 15 to 10
        • Changed Water cost from 15 to 10
        • Changed Alumina Solution product from 18 to 12
  • Patch
    • Introduced Nitrogen Gas and Nitric Acid
    • Introduced specific UI for gases and a separate system for them, meaning they lack a dependency on head lift.
    • Nerfed Sulfuric Acid recipe, now produces half as much from the same ingredients
    • Now Sulfuric Acid can be packaged
    • Introduced Turbo Blend Fuel alternate recipe
    • Fuel energy value increased from 600 MJ to 750 MJ
    • Water now extractible from Resource Wells
    • Water is now more light bluish in various buildings' UI
      • Introduced Sloppy Alumina alternate recipe
      • Default recipe for Alumina Solution:
        • Changed Bauxite cost from 7 to 12
        • Changed Water cost form 10 to 18
        • Changed Alumina Solution product from 8 to 12
        • Changed Silica product from 2 to 5
  • Patch
    • Unpackaging Heavy Oil Residue now gives back the right amount of Canisters
  • Patch
    • New icon for Turbofuel
    • New icon for Fuel
  • Patch
    • Liquid Fuel color was changed to orange due to popular demand
  • Patch 0.3:
    • Introduced all liquids except Nitric Acid and Nitrogen Gas
    • Crude Oil can no longer be brought by Lizard Doggos
    • Crude Oil can no longer be obtained by cutting down specific plants with the Chainsaw
    • Crude Oil blobs occasionally found in foliage now result in No item in foliage
    • Loading a save created before Patch 0.3 would convert Turbofuel items to Packaged Turbofuel
    • Loading a save created before Patch 0.3 would convert Fuel items to Packaged Fuel
  • Unknown patch before Patch 0.1:
    • Crude Oil no longer possible to be mined by hand
  • Patch Closed Alpha 4:
    • Crude Oil mesh updated

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Pages in category "Fluids"

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.