carl william spitzer iv cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Thu Nov 13 19:23:48 MST 2003

This is foolish.  such a high markup dows not appear justified.  it would
be best of halliburton refunded the overcharge to save face and get on
with the work of upgrading the oil fields.


On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:19:32 -0800 "Stephen A. Frye" <s.frye at VERIZON.NET>
>You know, with happenings like this one, Liberals don't need to dream
>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
>President Dick Cheney, the Army Corps buys gasoline for $2.65 per
>gallon, which
>is then distributed by the Iraqi Oil Ministry. Halliburton purchases
>fuel in
>neighboring Kuwait. The price includes the cost of transporting the
>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
>lower than the average price in the United States.

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