Oil. Why is oil so important? Is it cars? What else? I just don't know....
Nothing better than oil to move ships, planes and tanks around. Oil is the enabler of military power. Both World Wars were already decided by oil.
Total US Military Oil Consumption (2011) is 360,000 barrels of oil per day.
That is 360,000 barrels of oil a day, every single day of the year. That is minimally more then 131,400,000 barrels of oil a year. It's likely even more then this chart shows as of 2018-
Since the US has been waging an ever growing war- on an ever expanding global battlefield since 2011. At 2018, present day price per barrel of 70.00. That oil consumed by the US Military, in just one year, would cost approximately 9 Billion, 198 Million dollars every year!
It boggles ones mind.
Chart from here
A more recent article has makes it very clear my more then 9 billion dollars a year figure is way to low
The military’s average annual oil bill was about $14.28 billion between 2007 and 2015.
You wanna talk about a waste of resources!!! On a scale that is unimaginable to me!!!
And I'm somehow a sinner for driving my little 4 cylinder budget car and heating my house in a cold climate? Give me a break!!