Just Look Up Standard Oil/ IG Farben No better still here is the Link
germany has some Small oil fields but Imported 80 % of their needs in 1938
n 1938, of the total consumption of 44 million barrels, imports from overseas accounted for 28 million barrels or roughly 60 percent of the total supply. An additional 3.8 million barrels were imported overland from European sources (2.8 million barrels came from Romania alone), and another 3.8 million barrels were derived from domestic oil production.
The remainder of the total, 9 million barrels, were produced synthetically. Although the total overseas imports were even higher in 1939 before the onset of the blockade in September (33 million barrels), this high proportion of overseas imports only indicated how precarious the fuel situation would become should Germany be cut off from them
At the outbreak of the war, Germany’s stockpiles of fuel consisted of a total of 15 million barrels. The campaigns in Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France added another 5 million barrels in booty, and imports from the Soviet Union accounted for 4 million barrels in 1940 and 1.6 million barrels in the first half of 1941. Yet a High Command study in May of 1941 noted that with monthly military requirements for 7.25 million barrels and imports and home production of only 5.35 million barrels, German stocks would be exhausted by August 1941. The 26 percent shortfall could only be made up with petroleum from Russia. The need to provide the lacking 1.9 million barrels per month and the urgency to gain possession of the Russian oil fields in the Caucasus mountains, together with Ukrainian grain and Donets coal, were thus prime elements in the German decision to invade the Soviet Union in June 1941
But in 1940 Standard Oil of new Jersey and Texaco with the help of Dupont Built 40 petrochemical Plants in Germany and occupied Countries to produce Synthetic oil Fuel and Rubber the Biggest was at Auschwitz which Employed 83,000 slaves
In spite of shortages and other difficulties, production and supply, although never reaching the amounts contemplated by Göring, presented no serious problems until the spring of 1944.28 This was accomplished by giving no claimant, including the armed forces, all of the fuel that he needed. A good example is the ruthless reduction in the allocation for civilian passenger cars. The only people permitted to operate a motor vehicle were doctors, midwives, policemen, and high government and party officials. Their total allocation was only 450,000 barrels per year. German agriculture was allotted 1.7 million barrels of fuel per year for 1941 and 1942. The farmers actually required more fuel in 1942 than in 1941 because so many horses had been requisitioned for the armed forces that it was necessary to operate more tractors.
In the spring of 1942, the Agency for Generators was established to effectuate the conversion of vehicles from liquid to solid fuels.29 A conversion to such fuels as wood chips, anthracite coal, lignite coal, coke, gas, and peat moss was expected to yield substantial savings in gasoline. During 1942, the saving amounted to 5 million barrels, and in 1943 it reached 8.2 million barrels.30 Thousands of cars and trucks were converted and equipped with devices shaped like water heaters, which graced trunks and truck beds.
and to subsidize this fuel shortage the Germans used about 7 Million Horses they took 750,000 to Russia during operation Barbarossa
Between 1940 and 1943, synthetic fuel production almost doubled from 72,000 to 124,000 barrels per day, and in the first quarter of 1944, the synthetic fuel plants provided 57% of total supply and 92% of aviation gasoline.
so if the USA had really stayed Out of WW2 i am talking about Standard Oil and Dupont who Built hitlers Synthetic fuel plants 40 of them then the Germans would have Run out of Fuel in 1942
In fact standard oil was Caught refueling U Boats in the atlantic in 1933 the US Coast Guard has the Film they caught them
In 1940 after the Battle of Britain Albert Speer sent a coded message to Hitler ( at our current usage Germany will run Out of Fuel in 2 Years )
and if standard Oil had NOT helped the Nazis WW2 would have ended In 1943 because Standard Oil via the synthetic fuel plants provided 57% of total fuel supply and 92% of aviation gasoline
As late as 1934, Germany was forced to import as much as 85% of it's pertroleum from abroad. This meant that a worldwide fuel embargo could stop Hitler's army overnight. To get around this threat, Nazi Germany began converting domestic coal into synthetic fuel using processes developed jointly by Standard Oil and I.G. Farben.
Standard Oil taught I.G. Farben how to make tetraethyl-lead and add it to gasoline to make leaded gasoline. This information was priceless; leaded gas was essential for modern mechanized warfare.
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