US MILITARY LARGEST SINGLE CONSUMER OF OIL IN THE WORLD
Planet Green - The U.S. military is the single largest purchaser and consumer of oil in the world. "All the tanks, planes and ships of the U.S. military burn about 340,000 barrels of oil per day," explains Michael Graham Richard at Tree Hugger. "If you break it down, the Air Force uses the most fuel, followed by the Navy, and then the Army. If the Department of Defense were a country, it would rank about 38th in the world for oil consumption, right behind the Philippines, a country with a population of 90.5 million people."
Some facts on U.S. military fuel usage since 2003:
Spending: 2003: $5.21 billion 2007: $12.61 billion
Consumption: 2003: 145.1 million barrels (397,500 barrels per day) . . .
2007: 132.5 million barrels (363,000 barrels per day)
2007 U.S. military fuel consumption equals: 90% more than Ireland's annual consumption 38% more than Israel's annual consumption 20 times Iceland's annual consumption