Venezuela
Dr. Jay Maron
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Natural resources

Latin America is rich in water and sunlight and has the potential to grow vast biomass. The Orinoco River in Venezuela is 2.1 times the size of the Mississippi River.

Venezuela is rich in oil. There is no excuse for Venezuela's present economic condition. Venezuela's oil production is presently feeble and it has the potential to expand greatly. Reforming the political structure of Venezuela is the biggest move that can be made for reducing the price of oil and eliminating America's dependence on Middle Eastern oil.


           Oil   NatGas   Coal   Rain   Rain    Rain    Sun   Pop    Area   Oil     Oil
           ZJ      ZJ      ZJ    km^3   m/yr  ton/prsn kWh/yr  M     km^2  EJ/yr  $/barrel

World      9.0    7.3    26.6   107000   .99    20.2          7254  148.9
Venezuela  1.82    .217    .014   1872   .64    60.4   1800     31     .92   4.3    28
Brazil      .085   .014    .30   15004  1.76    73.4   1900    205    8.5    6.6    35
Argentina   -      -       -      1643  2.78    47.1   2000     43    2.8     -
Colombia    -      -       .19    3700  3.24    75.3   1400     48    1.14    -
Mexico      .063   .014    -      1489   .76    12.2   2600    122    1.96    -
USA         .22    .375   7.22    6814   .72    21.7   2000    322    9.5   14.5    21
Canada     1.00    .066    .19    4883   .54   137.0   1500     36    9.1    5.7    27
India       .035   .041   2.71    3433  1.08     2.73  1500   1275    9.6    2.2
China       .156   .176   3.35    6173   .64     4.54  1000   1371    3.2    8.6
Russia      .47   1.90    4.60    7865   .46    10.0    900    146   17.1   21.0    19
S. Arabia  1.63    .32     -       127   .06     9.8   2200     32    2.2   18.5     9


1 ZJoule  =  1 ZJ  =  1021 Joules
1 EJoule  =  1 EJ  =  1018 Joules
1 Barrel of oil  =  42 gallons  =  158.99 liters  =  6.12⋅109 Joules
The rightmost column is the cost of oil extraction in $/barrel.
Extraction data from the Wall Street Journal, April 2016


Rain


Sun


Rivers
World total   1184
Amazon         209       Brazil
Congo           41.2     Democratic Republic of Congo
Ganges System   38       Bangladesh.  Bay of Bengal.
Orinoco         36       Venezuela
Yangtze         30.2     China
Rio de la Plata 22       Argentina
Mississippi     16.8     US.      Gulf of Mexico
St. Lawrence    16.8     US, CA.  Atlantic Ocean
Columbia         7.5     US.      Pacific Ocean.  Seattle
Magdalena        7.0     Colombia
Atrato           4.9     Colombia

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