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# CR - GEOLOGISTS' ASSUMPTION ABOUT OIL

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10 Aug 2004, 14:49
C is an assumption according to me. The conclusion says that it is enough to meet the need of....so if you negate C the conclusion doesn't hold good
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10 Aug 2004, 14:55
Only A and E are contenders but I go with A
A) If it is not possible to recover the oil from those far away regions, how can we say that there is enough oil supply for 500 years?
C) even though oil will NOT be an important energy source in the future, it does not change the fact that there will be enough supply for 500 years
E) Even though there is no new technology that will make oil drilling more feasible, actual technology may be sufficient
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10 Aug 2004, 15:13
My choice is A.

I see no choice other than A which provides any proper assumption which supports the conclusion.
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10 Aug 2004, 20:54
I messed it up, Went with C and after Paul's explination, it makes sense.
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11 Aug 2004, 06:13
My vote is for A

The author concludes that the oil needs of the world can be met. Thus, there will be enough oil only if one can have the existing oil + more oil than that exists now. And this will happen only if one can recover oil from unexplored area.

If you know therez oil in an area and you are not able to explore it, it will be of no use. There will be shortage in the future.
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11 Aug 2004, 06:24
The OA is B. But I think that is wrong because the argument already assumes that the future consumption grows at an accelerating rate.
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11 Aug 2004, 11:25
Definitely A

Not sure why OA is B ... doesnt make sense .... what's the source of the Q?
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12 Aug 2004, 18:46
gmatblast wrote:
The OA is B. But I think that is wrong because the argument already assumes that the future consumption grows at an accelerating rate.

How shocking???? I hold on with A
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12 Aug 2004, 20:26
another 'stunning' OA. How can (B) be right ? The author already concludes that acceleration of oil consumption is not a big deal and that should not be based on the assumption that rate of consumption staying constant.
(A) is better. Although projections may be right about availability of oil, there is no gaurantee they can be tapped into.
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