Thomas Matiska tom.matiska at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 11 06:41:48 MST 2003

Gasoline?   Humvees, trucks, tanks, helicopter, etc.... use stuff in the
diesel/jet fuel family.

I can understand how the transportation costs can be high.  Iraq's ability to
export crude is damaged, and importing a finished product can mean starting
from scratch.  Buy the fuel truck , ship the truck to Iraq, build holding
facilities, ..... and last but not least, pay someone to drive a large
explosive/flammable vehicle to and from US military post that are targeted by
the dead enders.

Glad I don't need money that bad.

> 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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