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					Webquest on Gasoline Use the following website to answer the questions below. http://www.factsonfuel.org/gasoline/index.html#top

(a) (d)

1. Name five countries that provide crude oil to the United States. (b) (c) (e) 2. Why are gasoline prices so high?

3. Click on the map over the United States. Identify the factors that affect world-wide supply and demand for each of the following areas: United States:__________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Asia: ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Saudi Arabia:__________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________ Using the map under the gasoline production process, identify the key participants in world crude oil supply and demand and their role in the price of gasoline today. (mouse over the area to receive data)

Canada: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

United States:___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Africa:___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Russia:___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ China:____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Middle East:____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Latin America:_________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Are today’s gasoline prices higher than ever?____________________Why?____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________

( remember that prices are adjusted to inflation) How high were gasoline prices for the years below? 1918 __________ 1984 __________ 1949 __________ 1985 __________ 1962 __________ 2008 __________ 1973 __________

List 6 factors that influence the cost of gasoline from place to place? (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Pick two places on the map of the United States and list the current regular gasoline prices.

State#1_________________________ current avg. price _______highest recorded price ______ State#2 ________________________current avg. price ________highest recorded price _______

How does state #1 compare to the national average?(look at graph) How does state #2 compare to the national average?(look at graph)

List five ways can you lower your gasoline bill? (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Are oil company profits out of line?_______ Explain. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What determines the price of gasoline at the pump?_________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________ Using the graph under pump price update, fill in the letters below with the information given when you mouse over the letters.

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.

J.

How do taxes affect the price you pay for gasoline? _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ What is the tax is Georgia?______ What is the tax in California?_____

How is gasoline made? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Is gasoline getting cleaner? __________ How much cleaner is the gasoline today compared to 1970?____________________ Why?____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ How much money has the oil and gas industry invested in environmental improvement? _______________ What amount of money does that amount to for each man, woman and child?_________________


				
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