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# Q: The United States petroleum industrys cost to meet

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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.

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26 Sep 2006, 23:18
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

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27 Sep 2006, 06:49
This is (B) coz it is the cost to the industry not the united states petroleum industry's cost
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27 Sep 2006, 07:07
"cost...of meeting" sounds idiomatic. Hence my answer is B.
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27 Sep 2006, 08:19
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)

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28 Sep 2006, 04:03
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

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28 Sep 2006, 04:16
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.

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28 Sep 2006, 11:15
Reluctantly saying B - but not sure if "it" has a logical referrent...

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