In just over 150 years, global oil production has made possible everything from manufacturing to transportation. See how much you know about where that oil comes from and how it's extracted with this quiz.
How many barrels of oil are produced around the globe each day?
True or false: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members produce more oil per day than all non-OPEC member nations combined.
Which of these countries produces the most oil on average?
True or false: In 2014 the United States became the world's largest oil producer.
What is shale?
type of rock
type of oil rig
type of refining method
True or false: The U.S. is only expected to lead the world in oil production for a year or two.
Who produces more oil, Africa or Europe?
They produce about the same amount.
Which of these countries produced the most oil in 2014?
What country's economy is most dependent on oil?
How many barrels of oil were burned in Kuwait during the 1991 war?
Where will you find the largest oil field in North America?
What South American country is home to the Santos and Campos basins?
Which Canadian province is known for its oil-rich sands or tar?
How much of the oil and gas deposits in the United States have been lost due to poor production techniques?
What year was OPEC founded?
Which of the following nations was NOT an original member of OPEC?
What year was the world's first oil company founded?
Which of the following was NOT a founding member of Standard Oil?
John D. Rockefeller
William Jennings Bryan
True or false: In 1909 the U.S. produced as much oil as the rest of the world combined.
True or false: The U.S. produced almost 90 percent of the world's oil as recently as 1950.
What country is home to the Burgan oil field?
What country is home to the world's largest oil field?
How much of Saudi Arabia's oil comes from Ghawar?
What year did the U.S. experience its first major oil shock thanks to an OPEC embargo?
True or false: Oil prices dropped more than 70 percent worldwide from mid-2014 to the end of 2015.
When do economists estimate that "peak oil" will occur?
How long will known North American oil reserves last if current production stays the same?
How long will world oil reserves last at current production rates?
What percent of world oil reserves are held by OPEC members?