Can You Name the Planet’s Biggest Gas Guzzler?

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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 10:22 AM
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“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 TreeHugger.com. “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.”


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I knew that the US military would use a boat-load of oil, but that is just astounding. If all the worlds military just shut down shop, we would fix the environmental concerns, budget concerns, and..... who am I kidding... it's nice to dream.

It gives credence to why they wouldn't want oil to dissipate. All that equipment would be rendered useless and would make the worlds superpower nothing more than a few boots on the ground.




posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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Interesting. Not surprising though. Although, before I read your post...and going on the title alone, I would have guessed Wal*Mart.




posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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lol.... Walmart....

I find it Interesting that their fuel budget listed in the article was over 12 Billion for 2007. That would rate on it's own 19th in the world for military expenditure budgets.

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Over 14 million Gallons a day..... almost 22 Olympic sized swimming pools... or enough to fill a hole 1100 meters long, 550 meters wide and 44 meters deep(for the imperials 3600 ft x 1800 ft x 143 ft) or the size of a small lake....

and that's per-day.



[edit on 3-9-2009 by airteck]



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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YES! USA! USA!

Treehugger.com.....what a joke!

If they aren't blaming America first, they aren't doing their job.

Drill baby drill!





[edit on 3-9-2009 by RRconservative]



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Thank you! I've been saying this since we invaded Iraq. You want
to solve the oil crisis? slow global warming? Bring the troops
home, fCs.

Wars and occupations are incredibly expensive and
oil use intensive. I realize you need to use a certain amount for
air surveillance, training and such but my god the Pentagon acts
like they have all the money in the world (well, maybe they do).

I HATE paying for wars as a taxpayer. I am guilty by association
of murder and the illegal occupation of foreign nations. Don't
drop any bombs in my name please!

Eisenhower warned us but we all got too cozy and comfortable
and sank into our recliners and gave our brains to the TV god
and our bodies to the beer companies. So be it. We've gotten
what we deserved and now it's time to pay the piper. Funny thing
is I never thought the piper would be playing Chinese music.



posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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How does this lust of oil make the average American feel?

A) Proud

B) Embarrassed

C) STFU or I'll shoot you

D) None of the above as we realise we'll be a third world country in 50 years when China are the world leaders



posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Its also of note that the US spends more on its military than EVERY OTHER NATION ON EARTH COMBINED. That's a pretty amazing stat: A single nation with 5% of the population controling over 50% of global military spending. I'm too lazy to look for the link but I'm pretty sure these stats are legit.



posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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The numbers below are from data gathered in 2007. They were posted here: globalfirepower.com...

I know they have changed such as now Russia is the largest oil producer in the World; bigger than Saudi Arabia, as seen here:
Russian Oil Production Overtakes Saudi Arabia
www.marketoracle.co.uk...
Overall the list should show be close to accurate.S&F



Oil Consumption by Country (Barrels per Day)
United States of America
20,800,000 bbl
China
6,930,000 bbl
Japan
5,353,000 bbl
Russia
2,916,000 bbl
Germany
2,618,000 bbl
India
2,438,000 bbl
Canada
2,290,000 bbl
South Korea
2,130,000 bbl
Brazil
2,100,000 bbl
Mexico
2,078,000 bbl


Oil Production by Country (Barrels per Day)

Saudi Arabia
11,000,000 bbl
Russia
9,870,000 bbl
United States of America
7,460,000 bbl
Iran
3,956,000 bbl
China
3,725,000 bbl
Canada
3,310,000 bbl
Mexico
3,083,000 bbl
Norway
2,560,000 bbl
Venezuela
2,398,000 bbl
Iraq
2,093,000 bbl


Proven Oil Reserves by Country (Barrels per Day)
Saudi Arabia
264,300,000,000 bbl
Canada
178,800,000,000 bbl
Iran
136,200,000,000 bbl
Iraq
112,500,000,000 bbl
Venezuela
79,140,000,000 bbl
Russia
60,000,000,000 bbl
Libya
45,000,000,000 bbl
United States of America
21,760,000,000 bbl
Mexico
14,700,000,000 bbl




posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
YES! USA! USA!

Treehugger.com.....what a joke!

If they aren't blaming America first, they aren't doing their job.

Drill baby drill!



It's so sad when first cousins marry.

...

Only in a pathetically cowardly and uninformed country could you still hear the cry of morons claiming that other countries pose them a threat as they spend more than the entire rest of the planet combined on "defence".






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