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## Country Of Malvernia

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#### Country Of Malvernia

Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:48 pm
In the past the country of Malvernia has relied heavily on imported oil. Malvernia recently implemented a program to convert heating systems from oil to natural gas. Malvernia currently produces more natural gas each year than it uses, and oil production in Malvernian oil fields is increasing at a steady pace. If these trends in fuel production and usage continue, therefore, Malvernian reliance on foreign sources for fuel is likely to decline soon.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in evaluating the argument?

(A) When, if ever, will production of oil in Malvernia outstrip production of natural gas?

(B) Is Malvernia among the countries that rely most on imported oil?

(e) What proportion of Malvernia's total energy needs is met by hydroelectric, solar, and nuclear power?

(D) Is the amount of oil used each year in Malvernia for generating electricity and fuel for transportation
increasing?

(E) Have any existing oil-burning heating systems in Malvernia already been converted to natural-gas-burning
heating systems?

OA D

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Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:30 pm
komal wrote:
In the past the country of Malvernia has relied heavily on imported oil. Malvernia recently implemented a program to convert heating systems from oil to natural gas. Malvernia currently produces more natural gas each year than it uses, and oil production in Malvernian oil fields is increasing at a steady pace. If these trends in fuel production and usage continue, therefore, Malvernian reliance on foreign sources for fuel is likely to decline soon.

Which of the following would it be most useful to establish in evaluating the argument?

(A) When, if ever, will production of oil in Malvernia outstrip production of natural gas?

(B) Is Malvernia among the countries that rely most on imported oil?

(e) What proportion of Malvernia's total energy needs is met by hydroelectric, solar, and nuclear power?

(D) Is the amount of oil used each year in Malvernia for generating electricity and fuel for transportation
increasing?

(E) Have any existing oil-burning heating systems in Malvernia already been converted to natural-gas-burning
heating systems?

OA D
why option E is wrong, the argument says " Malvernia has relied heavily on imported oil. Malvernia recently implemented a program to convert heating systems from oil to natural gas. " so we can say if the heating system uses natural gas instead of oil, there is no need to import fuel ( which is oil as it mentions in the passage).

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Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:49 pm
Malvernian has relied heavily on oil, but recently they started to convert heating system from oil to natural gas.

D is the only option, which helps in evaluating the conclusion..

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