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5.4 Petroleum (Oil) Industry

Directions: The year 2008 saw rapid rise in oil prices. Some believe that the world is running out of petroleum and we would need to find viable alternate energy sources quickly in order to avoid massive shocks to the industrialized economies of the world. Do your own research about petroleum industry and answer the following questions. Write an informative essay about petroleum industry.
Q 1: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, an emergency petroleum store maintained by the United States Department of Energy holds the equivalent of about ____ of consumption in the US.
7 days
30 days
1 year
6 months

Q 2: The Hubbert peak theory is about
the potential peak in oil production in the world
extraction of oil from mountain tops
maximizing the output of any oil field

Q 3: Which is the top most oil producer in the world?
Saudi Arabia
Russia
United States
Iran

Q 4: Which of these companies is NOT a US based energy company?
Chevron Texaco
ConocoPhillips
ExxonMobil
Petrobras

Q 5: Which country is the biggest consumer of oil?
United States
Japan
China
Germany

Q 6: The United States currently (as of 2006) consumes _______ of oil per year, while the world at large consumes 30 billion barrels.
22.0 billion barrels
1.2 billion barrels
2.5 billion barrels
7.5 billion barrels

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