NSR Food for thought - Did you know that the US uses over 20 million barrels of oil a day? At less than 7 million bpd, China is a distant number two. They have over 1 billion people and the US uses over 3 times more oil. With current and projected reserves, it is estimated that the world has enough oil to last another 50 years. So, if you have young children, teach them to ride a bike...they will likely see the world run out of oil.