How much do you know about gas prices? Take our quiz!

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Most drivers know how much they paid for a gallon of gas the last time they topped off the tank. But how much do you know about gasoline before it arrives at the pump? Or about mileage? Take our quiz to see how much of a fuel expert you are.

How much gasoline is produced from a barrel (42 gallons) of oil?

12 gallons

 

19 gallons

 

35 gallons

 

Oil companies consider the answer a secret

 

How much profit does an oil company make on a gallon of gasoline?

7 cents on each dollar it gets

 

19 cents on each dollar it gets

 

50 cents on each dollar it gets

 

The refiners lose money on gasoline but make profits on sodas and bags of chips

 

When was the inflation-adjusted high point reached for the national average price of a gallon of gasoline?

After the OPEC oil embargo started in 1973

 

After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990

 

After hurricane Katrina disrupted oil production in the summer of 2005

 

In the summer of 2008, as investors looked for a safe harbor

 

The major oil companies actually own few retail fueling outlets, although many gas stations have contracts to carry their brands. Whose brand is picked up the most?

BP

 

Chevron

 

ExxonMobil

 

Shell

 

Some 125,886 convenience stores or supermarkets in the US sell gasoline, an estimated 80 percent of all US fuel sales. Which has the most locations that sell gas?

Casey’s General Stores

 

Kroger

 

The Pantry

 

Wal-Mart

 

Where was the first commercial oil well drilled in the US?

Bartlesville, Okla.

 

Marietta, Ohio

 

Spindletop, Texas

 

Titusville, Pa.

 

Which state currently produces the most oil?

Alaska

 

California

 

North Dakota

 

Texas

 

Which country exports the most petroleum products to the US?

Canada

 

Mexico

 

Russia

 

Saudi Arabia

 

On a daily basis, what percentage of the oil traded worldwide travels through the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow body of water that skirts Iran?

20 percent

 

40 percent

 

50 percent

 

60 percent

 

How many days of oil does the US have stockpiled in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

10 days to two weeks

 

About 46 days

 

Six months of daily consumption

 

The government considers that information confidential

 

What was the estimated gas mileage for the Ford Model T?

5 miles per gallon

 

11.6 to 12.8 miles per gallon

 

13 to 21 miles per gallon

 

24 miles per gallon

 

How much gas mileage does a NASCAR vehicle get at race speed?

3 to 4 miles per gallon

 

4 to 5 miles per gallon

 

9.9 miles per gallon

 

19 miles per gallon

 

What is the most efficient family sedan in terms of gas mileage?

Ford Fusion

 

Honda Insight

 

Toyota Camry Hybrid

 

Toyota Prius

 

What is the most efficient electric vehicle?

2012 Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric wagon

 

2012 Chevy Volt

 

2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV

 

2012 Nissan Leaf

 

Which 2012 domestically produced four-wheel-drive SUV gets the worst gas mileage?

Dodge Durango

 

Ford Explorer

 

GMC Yukon

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee

 

Who was president of the United States when the first federal gasoline excise tax was collected, and how much was it?

Dwight Eisenhower: 3.4 cents a gallon

 

Herbert Hoover: 1 cent a gallon

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt; 2.5 cents a gallon

 

Woodrow Wilson; 2 cents a gallon

 

How much is the federal gas tax?

9.1 cents a gallon

 

18.4 cents a gallon

 

25.3 cents a gallon

 

29.2 cents a gallon

 

Who was president the last time the federal gas tax was raised?

George H.W. Bush

 

Jimmy Carter

 

Bill Clinton

 

Barack Obama

 

Which state has the highest taxes on gasoline?

California

 

Hawaii

 

New York

 

Washington State

 

Which state has the lowest taxes on gasoline?

Alaska

 

Okahoma

 

South Carolina

 

Wyoming