The National Academies: What You Need To Know About Energy

The National Academies

What You Need To Know About Energy

Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska’s North Slope (2003)

This book identifies accumulated environmental, social, and economic effects of oil and gas leasing, exploration, and production on Alaska’s North Slope. Economic benefits to the region have been accompanied by effects on the roads, infrastructure, and activities of oil and gas production on the terrain, plants, animals, and peoples of the North Slope. While attempts by the oil industry and regulatory agencies have reduced many of the environmental effects, they have not been eliminated. The book makes recommendations for further environmental research related to environmental effects.

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Which of the following is frequently used as a unit of measurement for the energy content of fuels?

  • Sorry, that’s incorrect.

    The British Thermal Unit, or Btu, is frequently used as a measure for energy content of fuels. One gallon of gasoline contains about 124,000 Btu.

  • Correct!

    The British Thermal Unit, or Btu, is frequently used as a measure for energy content of fuels. One gallon of gasoline contains about 124,000 Btu.

  • Sorry, that’s incorrect.

    The British Thermal Unit, or Btu, is frequently used as a measure for energy content of fuels. One gallon of gasoline contains about 124,000 Btu.

  • Sorry, that’s incorrect.

    The British Thermal Unit, or Btu, is frequently used as a measure for energy content of fuels. One gallon of gasoline contains about 124,000 Btu.