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Do you drive a car? If so, then you are probably addicted to gasoline. Don't believe it? Ask yourself this question:
The next time your car is out of gas, don't fill it up. How long could you last without your next "fix" of gasoline?
When we started drilling for oil in 1901, the earth had about 2.1 trillion barrels of conventional oil in it. In the last 100 years, we've used half of it, and currently the world consumes about 1,000 barrels each second. From this, we can say that:
Gas used world-wide since page loaded: 7,188,804 gallons
Oil used this year in the U.S. alone: 4,534,306,351 barrels
Oil still left in the earth: 980,413,363,493 barrels
Total of the earth's oil we've used: 50.97933182%
Time left until we run out of oil: 31.08870381 years
Are the numbers "1000 barrels/second" and "we've used half of the earth's oil" really true?
Yes. We surpassed 1000 barrels/second in mid-2006, and all scientific evidence points to the earth originally having 2.1 Trillion barrels of conventional oil, 1 Trillion of which we've consumed in the past 100 years. There is no scientific evidence that the world has any more conventional oil than that. And, as you know, when it's gone, it's gone.