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The US Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest oil consuming government body in the US and in the world “Military fuel consumption makes the Department of Defense the single largest consumer of petroleum in the U.S” [1] “Military fuel consumption for aircraft, ships, ground vehicles and facilities makes the DoD the single largest consumer of petroleum in the U.S” [2] According to the US Defense Energy Support Center Fact Book 2004 , in Fiscal Year 2004, the US military fuel consumption increased to 144 million barrels. This is about 40 million barrels more than the average peacetime military usage. By the way, 144 million barrels makes 395 000 barrels per day, almost as much as daily energy consumption of Greece. The US military is the biggest purchaser of oil in the world. In 1999 Almanac edition of the Defense Logistic Agency’s news magazine Dimensions it was stated t...

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