Russia is provided with oil only for the next 30 years
In connection with the fuel crisis currently observed in Europe and other regions of the world, discussions about green energy and its possibilities to provide the world with inexpensive and stable energy supplies have intensified. But, as recent events show, one cannot discount fossil fuels, the reserves of which on the planet are limited.
So, according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, Russia will be provided with oil for another 30 years, gas - for 50 years. At the same time, the country, most likely, will not experience problems with the sale of energy resources, since they will be in great demand on world markets. Novak shared his thoughts on this topic with the guests of the Russian-Chinese Energy Forum.
The term of use of fossil resources can be extended by conducting geological exploration on the sea shelf. This point of view was expressed by the General Director of JSC "Rosgeologia" Sergei Gorkov. Recently, in Russia, practically no large oil fields have been found, and the shelf reserves of "black gold" at a depth of more than 500 m are poorly studied. Awareness of the fossil fuel deposits that the oceans harbor is still only 10 percent.
At the same time, according to the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, in the coming decades the price of oil will grow, since by 2050 its consumption will double due to the growth of demand in India. Oil-producing countries must now prepare for these processes.
As for renewable energy sources, in Sechin's opinion, they are not able to cover the world's basic energy needs even in the long term. This point of view was expressed by the top manager at the end of October at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Italy.