25. OIL RATIONING
What if we rationed each year's oil production evenly to all nations, on a per capita basis, so each person got the same amount of oil?
Oil production/day = 80 million barrels
Oil production/year = 29.2 billion barrels
Oil production/year/capita = 29.2/6.4 = 4.5 barrels/year/capita
Looking at this chart, we see that 4.5 barrels/year/capita would put everybody at a level right between CU (Cuba) and ZA (South Africa). Each person would receive roughly two quarts of crude oil per/day.
Naturally, the oil hog US is at the top of the list, using about 26 barrels/year/capita, or about 3 gallons of crude oil per day per person. So if you're using more than 3 gallons of gasoline a day, you're really out of control!
4.5 barrels/year/capita still isn't that bad. The countries at the bottom of the list appear to be: AF (Afghanistan) at 0.08, and UG (Uganda?) at 0.11.
Aghanistan is incredible. Each Afghani is getting by with about 2 tablespoons of crude oil per day. It's doled out in cough syrup quantities. They're already deep into post peak oil conditions. They're not experiencing a die-off, however, and agriculture is booming:
Opium production in Afghanistan has doubled every year since 2001 and is expected to continue this exponential increase over at least the next two years.Source