Atlanta Beyond Oil Message Board › "Oil Quiz" - New educational material on Peak Oil
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I recently put some peak oil material out on my web site. This is a link to the Oil Quiz .
The quiz has 12 questions - mostly true/false. My explanations include graphs and charts. The questions are
1. United States oil production has been increasing at about 2% per year since 1960.
2. Saudi Arabia is currently the largest producer of oil in the world.
3. Each country publishes information about its reserves. This gives us pretty good information about future oil production.
4. The following were the largest oil producing countries in 2005: Saudi Arabia, Russia, United States, Iran, China, Mexico, Norway, and Venezuela. Of these, which showed declining production in 2006?
5. Increases in Canadian oil production as a result of developing the Canadian Oil Sands can be expected to offset declines in oil production elsewhere.
6. If oil production in an oil-exporting country declines by, say, 5% per year, oil exports are expected to decline by a similar amount.
7. Geologists are in agreement that worldwide oil production can be expected to continue to rise, at least until 2030.
8. If worldwide oil production were to decline at 2% per year for several years, this could easily be accommodated with little disruption.
9. If there is a worldwide shortage of oil, the richest countries can be expected to get the majority of the oil, and within those richest countries, the wealthiest people can be expected to get the largest share.
10. If we know that a major oil shortage is on the horizon, we can make necessary changes (develop alternative fuels and plug in electric vehicles, for example) in a five year period.
11. Even after oil production in an area declines, there is still a substantial amount of oil remaining in the ground.
12. Technological solutions will overcome the likely oil shortfall.