Friday, July 13, 2007

PENTAGON vs Peak Oil

On 1991 a US soldier consumed 4 gallons of oil per day now the consumed 16.

Pentagon is the world biggest consumer of Oil in the World

US forces must expand geographically and be more mobile and expeditionary so that they can be engaged in more theaters and prepared for expedient deployment anywhere in the world”

How much OIL DOD consumes on their wars let see 16 Gallons of Oil per day, Multiply this by 162,000 soldiers (Iraq), 24,000 in Afghanistan, and 30,000 on ships and bases in the Persian Area and you get aprox. 3.5 million gallons daily of oil in the Middle East “war” zone, in 1 year you get 1.3 billion gallons

Pentagon Oil consuming machines are:

As of September 30, 2005 the US Air Force had 5,986 aircraft in service.

At the beginning of 2006 the US Navy had 285 combat and support ships, and around 4,000 operational aircraft (planes and helicopters).

At the end of 2005, the US Army had a combat vehicle fleet of approximately 28,000 armored vehicles (tracked vehicles such as Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles). Besides those the Army and the Marine corps have tactical wheeled vehicles such as 140,000 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. The US Army has also over 4,000 combat helicopters and several hundred fixed wing aircraft.

Add all those also 187,493 fleet vehicles (passenger cars, busses, light trucks etc) the US Department of Defense (DOD) uses.


US Army Oil Pains

Energy Bulletin: Pentagon Vs Oil Peak

Michel Chossudovsky's: USA “War” On terror

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