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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: Which of these is a non-renewable energy source?
nuclear fusion
nuclear fission

Q 2: Which is the top most oil producer in the world?
United States
Saudi Arabia

Q 3: The Hubbert peak theory is about
maximizing the output of any oil field
extraction of oil from mountain tops
the potential peak in oil production in the world

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

Q 5: The United States currently (as of 2006) consumes _______ of oil per year, while the world at large consumes 30 billion barrels.
2.5 billion barrels
7.5 billion barrels
22.0 billion barrels
1.2 billion barrels

Q 6: Members of this organization control about 50% of the oil exported in the world.
International Energy Organization (IEO)
United Oil Member Countries (UOMC)
Association of Oil Exporting Countries (AEC)
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

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