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16 November 2010

New fuel needed before oil runs dry

The world will run out of oil around 100 years before replacement energy sources are available if oil use and development of new fuels continue at the current pace.

The world will run out of oil around 100 years before replacement energy sources are available if oil use and development of new fuels continue at the current pace, a study warns.

If the world's oil reserves were the 1.332 trillion barrels they were estimated to be in 2008 and oil consumption was some 85.22 million barrels a day and growing at 1.3% a year, oil would be depleted by 2041, says the study published in Environmental Science and Technology.

 
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