The USA produced 70% of the oil in the world in WW2. 20% of the oil was produced by the Soviet Union. The British did not surrender and used its navy to blockade Germany’s oil imports. Germany imported 60% of its oil in 1939. In 1941, Germany only had 18% of the oil it had in peacetime. Germany had about two months of oil in June, 1941 which forced the attempt to capture Russian oil in the Caucasus. Romania supplied Germany with roughly 13 million barrels of oil per year between 1941 and 1943. Germany’s peak oil production (in 1944) amounted to about 12 million barrels of oil per year. OIl from all sources, including synthetic (the majority) reached a peak of 71 million barrels per year. Germany peak oil requirements for normal operations amounted closer to 95 million barrels short by 20 – 25 million barrels. The caucusus […]