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Old 03-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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I just came over something I found quite interesting Venezuela has most oil reserves in the whole world with around 211,169 - 297,571 mmbbl depending on how much they're either first or second only trailing Saudi Arabia

Keep in mind that one barrel is 42 gallons which is a lot of fukcing oil.

What are they doing with it all and why are they not living the good life, the country only have 28 million citizens and with all this oil they should all be loaded, GDP per capita for the country is around 12,000.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...n_oil_reserves

Another list of countries by oil production and they're down to 13th spot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...oil_production
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Canada is number 3
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
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Lithuania is 87!! Take that Latvia and Estonia!
Lol, Jk.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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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
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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This isn't obviously confirmed 100% yet, but we could possibly be a big player with this recent find.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/s...-1226560401043


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Old 03-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Looks like a list of countries that are going to be needing some more "freedom" soon.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Venezuelans are living the good life compared to most South Americans.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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Looks like a list of countries that are going to be needing some more "freedom" soon.
Can't wait til we free Canada
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What are they doing with it all and why are they not living the good life, the country only have 28 million citizens and with all this oil they should all be loaded, GDP per capita for the country is around 12,000.
Normally it's private oil companies making money. Before hugo chavez, the private companies where almost getting venezuela oil for free.

http://larouchepac.com/node/22398

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Repsol had "stripped" YPF, failed to invest, produce or explore, using the company, as even the Financial Times admitted today, as a "cash cow" to produce funds that would be invested outside of Argentina. "Had this policy of looting, no production, no exploration continued...we would have become an unviable country, not due to lack of resources, but to business practices" and finance, Fernandez said. She documented that Repsol's "business" model meant that in 2011, for the first time in 17 years, Argentina was forced to import oil and gas, to the tune of $9 billion, despite possessing plentiful resources.
lol yes capitalism is really good.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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OPEC is not a country.

" Give us control of oil, and we will give you control of the world" - OPEC's promise to the US and UN.
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Normally it's private oil companies making money. Before hugo chavez, the private companies where almost getting venezuela oil for free.

http://larouchepac.com/node/22398


lol yes capitalism is really good.

Why is that any bad? if you own the area where the oil is situated then the oil is yours or maybe oceans doesn't count? I don't know.

Anyway to get that much oil you need damn many employers and they're gonna pay tax and they're gonna spend etc.

So having the oil companies privatized isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Why is that any bad? if you own the land where the oil is situated then the oil is yours or maybe oceans doesn't count? I don't know.

Anyway to get that much oil you need damn many employers and they're gonna pay tax and they're gonna spend etc.

So having the oil companies privatized isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Their oil production is low because the government is in charge so they have nearly the talented individuals and necessary technology to bring the oil and gas online.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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Venezuelans are living the good life compared to most South Americans.


how good? have you seen their slums?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4RWXzW0Ebg
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Looks like a list of countries that are going to be needing some more "freedom" soon.


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