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3/26/07 Oil Daily
Energy Intelligence Group
March 26, 2007
Volume 57; Issue 58
Shell wins jet fuel contract.(Shell Oil Products gets contract from United States Defense Logistics Agency)(Brief article)
Shell Oil Products, a unit of Shell Oil Company, is being awarded two US Defense Logistics Agency contracts totaling up to $1.2 billion for aviation turbine fuel, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Work under the contracts is to wrap up on Apr. 30, 2008, the Defense Department said in its daily contract summary.
Separately, it said San Antonio-based Valero Marketing and Supply is being awarded a deal valued at up to $499.4 million for fuel, and Shell Chemical Yabucoa, based in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, has won a contract valued at up to $143 million for naval distillate fuel.
billp wrote:I second your request to make this sticky.
And how is use of aviation fuel related to essential non-gas-wasting travel?
non-gas-wasting senior citizen
I mean, made sticky
In the end, neither Iran nor Iraq would win a clear victory, but the suffering was enormous on both sides. Conservative estimates place the death doll at 367,000-262,000 Iranians and 105,000 Iraqis. An estimated 700,000 were injured or wounded on both sides, bringing the total casualty figure to over one million. 43
In 1980, the US and Britain engineerd Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran in an attempt to crush its new revolutionary Islamic government. That war inflicted nearly one million casualties on Iran. President Ahmadinejad led volunteers in the war.
Recent publication reveals that Zibgniew Brzeninski, Jimmy Carter, and others incited Saddam Hussein to attack Iran through then Jordania King Hussein I bin Talal.
According to some things I have seen just commercial airline traffic by itself helps generate a significant portion of our economy in the US. Total civilian and commercial aviation makes up something in the neighborhood of 8-10% of the regular economy, not including the military.
Without it I would think we would have significant problems maintaining current economic activity.
In the summer of 2005, Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin observed, "Every day, the airline industry propels the economic takeoff of our nation. It is the great enabler, knitting together all corners of the country, facilitating the movement of people and goods that is the backbone of economic growth. It also firmly embeds us in that awesome process of globalization that is defining the 21st century."
frankthetank wrote:Not a sailor, but even a bassboat can get 1mpg if its really moving along, and thats a lightweight fiberglass boat. I think big boats, like barges are actually quite efficient @ moving lots of heavy stuff/vs amt of fuel spent. I swear its more efficient then by rail. I think it takes a long time, however.
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