Trends of Oil production in the United States

cliparti1_oil-clip-art_05.jpgGrade level: 3 – 5th grades

Skills: Line graph

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

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Oil is one of the most important energy sources in the United States, and more than 1/3 of all the energy used in the country comes from oil. The line graph on the right shows the amount of oil produced in the United States between 2009 and 2014.

1.In which year did the United States produce about 6,500 thousand barrels of oil?

2.About how much did oil production increase between 202 and 2013?

a) 500 thousand barrels   b) 1,000 thousand barrels  3) 2,000 thousand barrels

3.Between which years did oil production increase more, between 2010 and 2011 or between 2013 and 2014?

Source: US Energy Information Administration

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Answer keys

  1. 2012
  2. b
  3. between 2013 and 2014