Photo Credit: Sgt. Austan R. Owen
A study is underway now, funded by the Army Study Program Management Office, to look into the incorporation of the fully burdened cost of energy into combat modeling. The fully burdened cost of energy -- the cost of a gallon of fuel in theater, for instance -- takes into account not just the initial cost of fuel at sale, but also the cost of transporting it to where it is needed -- such as by convoy. In theater, the final cost to the Army for a gallon of fuel, once it reaches the user, can be much, much higher than the initial cost paid "at the pump."
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