Fossil Fuels

Where are the largest oil and gas fields in the world and in the United States?

The Ghawar field, discovered in 1948 in Saudi Arabia, is the largest in the world; it measures 150 x 22 miles (241 ? 35 kilometers). The largest oil field in the United States is the Permian Basin, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles (160,934 square kilometers) in southeast New Mexico and western Texas.


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