Halliburton

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Mon Nov 10 16:19:32 MST 2003


You know, with happenings like this one, Liberals don't need to dream up
garbage - we give them ammunition!

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering terminating its contract with oil
services firm Halliburton to purchase gasoline for the citizens of Iraq, amid
allegations the company is overcharging the U.S. government.
Under the contract with Halliburton, the Houston-based firm formerly run by
Vice
President Dick Cheney, the Army Corps buys gasoline for $2.65 per gallon, which
is then distributed by the Iraqi Oil Ministry. Halliburton purchases the
fuel in
neighboring Kuwait. The price includes the cost of transporting the gasoline
into Iraq.
However, the Defense Energy Support Center, which also imports gasoline from
Kuwait for use by the military services, charges only $1.08 to $1.19 per
gallon,
lower than the average price in the United States.



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