Originally Posted by LamarOdom
Keep in mind that one barrel is 42 gallons which is a lot of fukcing oil.
true dat, but also remember that it's only crude and has to go through an expensive refining process which wastes a portion of it before turning it in to a spectrum of different products, only a portion of which is petroleum or plastics-grade hydrocarbons.
also remember that the world treats petrol and plastics as completely disposable, so consumption is already enormous and only getting larger as 3rd-world countries 'become advanced'.
and if the arctic sea was a country, it might be #1 on that list.
or maybe it just straight blows OPEC away... i forget. :P