Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fill 'er up; U.S. Defense Logistics Agency spent $1,551,570,807 on fuel in December 2010

From Defense Industry Daily, more evidence that the U.S. is in a state of perpetual war for the sake of war itself, not only in the oil rich Middle East, but also in oil rich Africa, which, in December 2007, surpassed the Middle East as a source of U.S. oil imports:

Fueling a C-17
Fill ‘er up!
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The US military uses far more fuel than any branch of the American government, and the US Air Force uses far more fuel than the other services. DID has spotlighted the magnitude of these buys before, in March 2009 and March 2006, as a way of driving this reality home. The phenomenon has also been examined by organizations like the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Brookings Institute, both of whom have raised concerns about meeting that demand in future.
March is not the only month for fuel contracts by any means, as purchases continue throughout the year. These purchases are handled by the US military’s Defense Logistics Agency Energy, located in Fort Belvoir, VA. To date, December 2010 fuel contracts total $1,551,570,807.
(Defense Industry Daily is a trade publication.  You have to pay for the full story and its industrial advantage.)

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