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Trivia Questions for Natural Gas in Transportation

April 14, 2014

Chris Hagen, OSU-Cascades Energy Systems Engineering

 

1. By the end of 2012, how much does the United States have in “technically recoverable” and “proved” natural gas reserves?

a. 349 trillion cubic feet

b. 1,356 trillion cubic feet

c. 2,688 trillion cubic feet

 

2. At the current U.S. consumption rate, how many years will proven reserves last?

a. 50

b. 105

c. 200

d. 300

 

3. What percentage of natural gas used annually in the United States is for transportation?

a. less than 2 percent

b. 6 percent

c. 10 percent

d. 18 percent

 

4. What percentage of natural gas consumed annually in the United States is used to generate electricity?

a. less than 12 percent

b. 18 percent

c. 25 percent

d. 31 percent

 

5. A kilogram of natural gas contains more energy than a kilogram of gasoline.

a. True

b. False

 

6. “Hydrate ridge” is:

a. A gas-rich formation in North Dakota

b. A band of high production natural gas wells in Louisiana

c. A deep-sea methane deposit off the Oregon coast

 

7. Renewable sources of natural gas include:

a. Manure digesters

b. Landfills

c. Human waste

d. All of the above

 

8. Liquified natural gas export terminals have been proposed for the Oregon coast at:

a. Warrenton and Coos Bay

b. Astoria and Newport

c. Coos Bay and Tillamook

d. Garibaldi and Florence

 

9. What country has the most vehicles powered by natural gas:

a. Sweden

b. Saudi Arabia

c. Iran

d. Canada

 

10. As of March 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy had approved how many applications for new natural gas export terminals in the United States?

a.  3

b. 7

c. 11

d. 14

 

 

Correct answers

1. c. 2,688 trillion cubic feet

2. b. 105

3. a. less than 2 percent

4. d. 31 percent

5. a. True

6. c. A deep-sea methane deposit off the Oregon coast

7. d. All of the above

8. a. Warrenton and Coos Bay

9. c. Iran

10. b. 7