Some geologist argue that if oil is as common in unsampled areas of the world as it is in those already sampled, our current estimate of reserves that exist underground must be multiplied by a factor of 10000. From this we can conclude that we can meet the oil needs of the entire world for atleast five centuries, even assuming that future consumption grows at an accelarating rate.
To reach the stated conclusion, the author must assume which of the following?
(A) it is possible to recover the oil contained in unexplored areas of the world.
(B) The consumption rate for oil will not grow rapidly.
(C) Oil will remain an important energy source for atleast 500 years.
(D) The world will achieve and maintain zero population growth.
(E) New technology will make oil deisovery and drilling more feasible that ever before.
Qus looks straightforward but OA is wierd.