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?
- YKhanLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- TorukoLv 66 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
- BillLv 66 months ago
you forget all if the aircraft, ships and oil burners that will quickly chew up the reserves
- choko_canyonLv 76 months ago
For a limited amount of time, obviously.