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Being in the Marine a good portion of my job is research, whether it be my own personal testing or it is information and   research handed down from Headquarters Marine Corps. Not only does the USMC research this way, but most branches of the US Military. There have been studies on Jet Fuel Intelligence throughout the 8+ years I have been in the service. With my secondary Marine Occupational Specialty working on air crafts this play a major role if I am working at an air station.
With soaring prices of jet fuel the US Air Force has been testing a program for powering military aircraft with fuels made from natural gas. Conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s propulsion directorate, a part of the Air Force Material Command, a B-52 heavy bomber will fly with two of its eight jet engines using a specially blended fuel made of conventional petroleum-derived JP-8 and Fischer-Trospch jet fuel produced from natural gas (Military, 2006).
Research specialist Bill Harrison stated that the testing program is part of the Department of Defense’s Assured Fuel Initiative, which is the United States effort to develop secure domestic sources for the military’s energy needs.   The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported kerosene type jet fuel to be priced at $2.24 per gallon at its highest. Throughout the years it has gone as high as $3.30 per gallon and has had an average of about $3.10 from 2010-2014 (Petroleum & Other Liquids, 2014). A US Air For F-16 holds roughly 1,073 gallons of jet fuel which is $3,326.30 to fuel up, once.   Also, the US Military has roughly 13,683 active aircrafts, all in which are in the ready (United States of America Military Strength, 2014). So you can see why they are testing the United States natural gases.
The US military had also looked into several more synthetic jet fuel contracts over the years, as it may also make its way to fly on a blend of synthetic fuel and conventional...