Dr. Pamela Gore
Georgia Perimeter College
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- Read your
Energy Resources web course notes.
- Explore the energy resources website links.
What are the top five countries for petroleum imports?
- How many barrels of oil do we import per day from each of these countries?
- Which companies are the
biggest importers from the Persian Gulf (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates)? Click to see file.
- What countries do gas stations or petroleum companies get their oil from?
Go to the Excel file for the the latest month for which data are available.
Move the columns closer together so you can see column B (company name) and column K (country name).
Pick 10 oil companies you have heard of at the gas pump and list all of the countries from which they import - For example:
- Amerada Hess Corp
- BP Products North America (runs Amoco)
- Chevron Corp (owns Texaco)
- CITGO Petro Corp
- Conoco Inc
- ExxonMobile Oil Corp
- Marathon Ashland Petro (Speedway)
- ConocoPhillips (Phillips 66)
- Shell Oil Co
- Which petroleum companies (that you are familiar with, above) DO NOT import Middle Eastern oil?
- Look at columns G and H. Through which port cities in the southeastern US does oil enter the U.S.?
- Which southeastern states have refineries?
Click the various states on this page,
then click Petroleum - Overview, and skim to look for information on refineries.
See State Energy Data on this page
for locations of U.S. refineries, energy distribution networks, power
plants, coal mines and renewable energy sources.
Number of US Operable Refineries.
Energy consumption estimates by source (BTU), 2006.
Energy consumption estimates in barrels.
- Go to the U.S. Overview -
State Energy Profiles pages, and answer the following questions (for Georgia, or your state):
- What is the state population?
- What is the state per capita income?
- What is the per capita energy consumption in Btu's?
- How many gallons of gasoline are used per day in Georgia?
Prices, Sales Volumes & Stocks by State
- Are there any oil reserves in Georgia or your state (how much)? Producing oil wells (how many)?
- Compare with at least three adjacent states.
- What are the names of the major pipelines that transport
petroleum products in your state?
- Where are they? Colonial,
(See system maps)
- Which southeastern states have nuclear plants?
Click on the state, and look under "Nuclear".
this page and
the PDF on this page (p. vii and viii).
List the names of the plants for each of the southeastern states.
- a. WHERE are the two nuclear power plants in Georgia? (List names
of plants and the cities or towns they are near).
b. At which of these is Georgia Power planning an
expansion with construction beginning in 2011?
c. WHERE are the two nuclear power plants in Alabama? (List names of
plants and the cities or towns they are near).
- How much oil is used in the US per day?
Check this page, and scroll down to "Consumption".
How much gasoline is consumed in the U.S. per day? See also
Topics for Petroleum Consumption/Sales and Petroleum
Products Consumption Overview.
- Where are the U.S. oil reserves concentrated? List the five main states.
See detailed oil and gas field maps. (Scroll down to
list of areas).
- a. What is the price of crude oil per barrel today?
b. What is the national average for the price of
gasoline today? See
This Week in Petroleum.
b. Which type of oil is the benchmark for crude oil prices?
See news article "Crude oil is getting cheaper _ so
why isn't gas?"
c. How can oil prices be going down and gasoline prices
be going up?
See news articles "Crude oil is getting cheaper _ so
why isn't gas?"
Cheap gas is history, again
How many gallons in a barrel?
Approximately how much gasoline can be refined from a barrel of oil?
What else comes out of a barrel of oil?
How much oil is in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
this page and
this page, ____________ barrels technically recoverable
Production rates from ANWR could be ___________________ barrels per day.
But is that the whole story with ANWR? Check the graph on this page
from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
There is a difference between "technically recoverable" and "economically recoverable".
What is the PROBABILITY OF RECOVERABILITY for the 10.3 billion barrels (at $24 per barrel)?
___________________To be 95% sure of recovering oil, and have it be technically recoverable, how much oil is there in the ANWR?
______________ (read the blue line on the graph).
If we use about 20 million barrels of oil per day, and there are about 4 billion barrels of oil in ANWR, this is a
____________ day supply. Use your calculator.But we could only produce about 1 million barrels per day, so it will last longer than it looks.
But 1 million barrels per day is only ____% of the 20 million barrels of oil consumed by the U.S. in a day.
What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)? Where is it stored?
How much oil will be stored there? ______________ million barrels.
How many days' supply is this, if the US uses about 20 million barrels per day? _____________ days. Use your calculator.
But we can't take it out that fast. We can only take out at the rate of 4.3 million barrels per day.
At calculated drawdown rates, the oil would last about ___________ days.
Under what situations might this oil be used?
If the oil is to be used, how will it be distributed?
Georgia, what are the major sources or types of electricity generation?
Give the location of three electrical generating plants
near you. Tell what type of power they use.
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