Q: The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 19 Feb 2017, 20:54

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Q: The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Q: The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Sep 2006, 22:00
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Q: The United States petroleum industryâ€™s cost to meet environmental regulations is projected at ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum by the end of the decade.

A. The United States petroleum industryâ€™s cost to meet environmental regulations is projected at ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum by the end of the decade.

B. It is estimated that by the end of the decade the cost to the United States petroleum industry of meeting environmental regulations will be ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum.

C. By the end of the decade, the United States petroleum industryâ€™s cost of meeting environmental regulations is projected at ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum.

D. To meet environmental regulations, the cost to the United States petroleum industry is estimated at ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum by the end of the decade.

E. The United States petroleum industryâ€™s cost by the end of the decade to meet environmental regulations is estimated at ten percent of the price per barrel of refined petroleum.

I think the anwer is either B or C but I am not sure which one is the best.
If you have any questions
New!
Intern
Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 42
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Sep 2006, 22:18
Should be C in my poinion since it matches the tone of the statement as well. The actual statement sounds factual with no ref to any estimations
Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 330
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2006, 05:49
This is (B) coz it is the cost to the industry not the united states petroleum industry's cost
_________________

A well-balanced person is one who has a drink in each of his hands.

VP
Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Posts: 1025
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2006, 06:07
"cost...of meeting" sounds idiomatic. Hence my answer is B.
_________________

The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short;
the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5238
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 379 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2006, 07:19
mbaaspirant wrote:
Should be C in my poinion since it matches the tone of the statement as well. The actual statement sounds factual with no ref to any estimations

estimated/projected at are both awkward constructions.

This one is (B)
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1134
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2006, 03:03
GMATT73 wrote:
mbaaspirant wrote:
Should be C in my poinion since it matches the tone of the statement as well. The actual statement sounds factual with no ref to any estimations

estimated/projected at are both awkward constructions.

This one is (B)

Why B and not C? Obviously, I picked C
Director
Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 580
Location: France
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2006, 03:16
kripalkavi wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
mbaaspirant wrote:
Should be C in my poinion since it matches the tone of the statement as well. The actual statement sounds factual with no ref to any estimations

estimated/projected at are both awkward constructions.

This one is (B)

Why B and not C? Obviously, I picked C

B too.

C roughly says that in 10 years, the cost will be projected, what doesn't make sense.
Manager
Joined: 13 Sep 2006
Posts: 198
Schools: Olin Business School - Washington University
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2006, 10:15
Reluctantly saying B - but not sure if "it" has a logical referrent...
28 Sep 2006, 10:15
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The United States petroleum industry s cost to meet 1 19 Apr 2012, 12:50
27 The United States petroleum industry's cost to meet environm 15 22 Dec 2010, 16:52
2 The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet 18 16 May 2008, 03:18
The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet 1 11 Sep 2007, 18:21
The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet 1 23 Jun 2007, 19:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by