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The Global Oil Production Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 800,000
  • 80,000,000
  • 800,000,000

True or false: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members produce more oil per day than all non-OPEC member nations combined.

  • true
  • false

Which of these countries produces the most oil on average?

  • China
  • Russia
  • Mexico

True or false: In 2014 the United States became the world's largest oil producer.

  • true
  • false

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.

  • true
  • false

Who produces more oil, Africa or Europe?

  • They produce about the same amount.
  • Europe
  • Africa

Which of these countries produced the most oil in 2014?

  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Ecuador

What country's economy is most dependent on oil?

  • U.S.
  • Russia
  • Kuwait

How many barrels of oil were burned in Kuwait during the 1991 war?

  • 1 million
  • 1 billion
  • 1 trillion

Where will you find the largest oil field in North America?

  • Mexico
  • Alaska
  • Bahamas

What South American country is home to the Santos and Campos basins?

  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Brazil

Which Canadian province is known for its oil-rich sands or tar?

  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Alberta

How much of the oil and gas deposits in the United States have been lost due to poor production techniques?

  • 25 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 99 percent

What year was OPEC founded?

  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1960

Which of the following nations was NOT an original member of OPEC?

  • Libya
  • Venezuela
  • Iran

What year was the world's first oil company founded?

  • 1869
  • 1899
  • 1929

Which of the following was NOT a founding member of Standard Oil?

  • Henry Flagler
  • 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
  • false

True or false: The U.S. produced almost 90 percent of the world's oil as recently as 1950.

  • true
  • false

What country is home to the Burgan oil field?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Iraq

What country is home to the world's largest oil field?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Libya

How much of Saudi Arabia's oil comes from Ghawar?

  • 20 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 99 percent

What year did the U.S. experience its first major oil shock thanks to an OPEC embargo?

  • 1963
  • 1968
  • 1973

True or false: Oil prices dropped more than 70 percent worldwide from mid-2014 to the end of 2015.

  • true
  • false

When do economists estimate that "peak oil" will occur?

  • by 2020
  • by 2040
  • by 2080

How long will known North American oil reserves last if current production stays the same?

  • 34 years
  • 68 years
  • 102 years

How long will world oil reserves last at current production rates?

  • 52 years
  • 102 years
  • 152 years

What percent of world oil reserves are held by OPEC members?

  • 25 percent
  • 71 percent
  • 99 percent

True or false: The U.S. does not import any oil.

  • true
  • false