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Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?
Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?

How can one waterway be so essential to the world of oil and energy trading? The Strait of Hormuz, connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, is known as the world’s most important oil transit chokepoint due to the massive volumes of fuel that pass through it daily. The passageway has been in the headlines lately due to escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S. – plus several other nations. Test your basic knowledge of the strait in this short quiz!

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