Test Your Energy IQ

by: agarber
  1. 1

    The first oil well in the U.S. was drilled in 1859. Do you know where?

  2. 2

    What was the first commercially marketed use of petroleum in the U.S.?

  3. 3

    How much crude oil does the U.S. consume each day?

  4. 4

    How much of the crude oil/petroleum America uses annually comes from foreign sources?

  5. 5

    How much of the crude oil/petroleum America uses annually is produced within the U.S.?

  6. 6

    Which of the following is the top U.S. producer of crude oil?

  7. 7

    How many barrels of oil does the world consume every day?

  8. 8

    When was the last U.S. refinery built?

  9. 9

    How much of the gasoline consumed in the U.S. is produced by U.S. refineries?

  10. 10

    Nuclear power generates what percent of US electricity generation?

  11. 11

    Coal generates what percent of US electricity generation?

  12. 12

    What is the most significant factor affecting the price of gasoline?

  13. 13

    What portion of the average consumer’s transportation budget is spent on gasoline (and motor oil)?

  14. 14

    What percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States is imported?

  15. 15

    What is the greatest source of crude oil and petroleum products found in U.S. waters?

  16. 16

    How much do all sources of “renewable energy” (wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal) contribute to meeting total U.S. energy needs?

  17. 17

    What percent of the oil consumed in the US is for transportation purposes?

  18. 18

    How many years of estimated recoverable coal reserves do we have at current consumption rates?

  19. 19

    What percentage of retail gasoline outlets/service stations are owned and operated directly by the large, integrated oil companies?

  20. 20

    Natural gas, which is the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel, is increasingly being used to generate electricity. What percent of US electric generation is from natural gas-fired generators?

  21. 21

    Of the industry sectors listed below, which has the largest earnings/profit margin?

  22. 22

    Most crude oil and petroleum products are transported at some point by pipelines. How many miles of pipelines are there in the U.S.?

  23. 23

    Which of these products is NOT derived from petroleum?

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