A country has oil reserves of around 2 billion barrels. Is it sufficient for a population of 1.5 million people and 300,000 motor vehicles?

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  • YKhan
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    The entire world has an estimated oil consumption of 100 million bbl/day. So 2 billion barrels will last 2 billion / 100 million = 20 days for the whole world. But the world is 7 billion people, so if we divide through by 1.5 million, that means 7 billion / 1.5 million ~= 5000. So 5000 * 20 days = 100,000 days ~= 275 years.

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  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    No man is an island. Nor are Islands totally reliant on their own resources.

    Google Earth Kanton Island to see what happens to an island in resource

    denial.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    no

    you forget all if the aircraft, ships and oil burners that will quickly chew up the reserves

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  • 6 months ago

    For a limited amount of time, obviously.

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