New Oil Sources and Military Consumption
Created on July 21, 2011
The U.S. military uses about 360,000 barrels of oil per day, an amount that could easily be accommodated by tapping into new domestic sources of oil.
3,000,000 1,000,000 360,000 200,000 175,000 50,000 26,000
Hydrofracking old oil fields
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Total U.S. military oil consumption
Thunderhorse oil platform (Gulf of Mexico)
U.S. Air Force jet fuel total
One offshore oil well
U.S. Air Force biofuel target in 2016
Barrels per Day
Source: Calculations by the author and the Center for Data Analysis. See footnotes for details.
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