There is much excitement around the wealth to be had in the oil industry. However, if we take a closer look at the numbers, it could be less income for those who had been working in the sugar industry and could range from approximately G$640 to G$9,600 per day depending on the life of the contract, with the most probable outcome being approximately G$3,200 per day for each household given the following assumptions:
> 10 Billion Barrels discovered
> Price range in $US of $18 to $120
> 2% of revenue
> 15% of revenue is operating income (positive assumption on historical data)
> 50% split of operating income between partners
> 50% of the resulting national income goes to the government for renewable energy projects, oil spill resolution and safe closure of wells at the end of the project
> An industry life of 20 years to 60 years
> A population of 1 Million people
> A household size of 4 people
> Exchange rate of $200G to $1US
> 50 weeks in a year
> 5 days in a week
Given this possible outcome and the level of risk involved, the population of Guyana needs to resolve 2 important issues:
A balance must be found, as we are a third world country under sea level on the coast by the Atlantic Ocean, and the adverse effects of climate change have started to impact us. As a good world citizen and assuming that the world after witnessing the destructive negative effects of climate change, is more willing to ensure that we all work together to prevent further destruction, it is my hope that the United Nations will be willing to support Guyana’s growth in such a way that our oil may remain in the ground while our economy and people may still benefit from its value.
As for the oil oligarchs, they too should be interested in reducing the supply of oil on the world market, thus ensuring a higher price for the commodity, while also helping to curtail its usage and negative impact on the environment. This would be a win-win outcome for the Earth, as all nations increase their usage of renewable, sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy sources.
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