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Fossil fuels world reserves
For how many more years will we be able to consume coal, natural gas and oil at the current rate of consumption? This chart shows how long proven reserves of fossil fuels can last (i.e. the reserves so far ascertained that have production costs which, given current market prices, make their extraction economically viable) if we continue to consume at current levels ( 2014).
Data source: eni, World Oil and Gas Review 2015; BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015