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Wait – what is 'fracking'? An energy vocabulary quiz.

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Question 2 of 15

2. Got it, but 'oil reserve' is the same as 'oil resource,' right?

No, 'resource' is the total oil in place, but not necessarily recoverable; 'Reserve' is the amount that can be recovered with existing technology

No, 'reserve' is the total oil in place and 'resource' is what we can recover with current technology

Yes, they are the same

Yes, they mean the same thing but Americans say 'reserve' while the British say 'resource'