US Armed forces order $ 1-B worth of fuel from 14 companies

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -- The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ordered more than USD1 billion worth of fuel from Shell Oil, Exxon Mobil and 12 other companies for different military services and functions, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

The contracts include one for USD449.4 million with Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products and another for almost USD218.4 million with Exxon Mobil Fuels Lubricants and Specialties Marketing Company, the Defense Department said.

"They are one-year contracts with a 30-day carryover. Locations of performance are Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, Wyoming, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas," the release stated on Wednesday.

Other fuel deals included in the announcement were for USD 112.3 million with the Phillips 66 Company, USD109.1 million with the Petromax Refining Company, USD63.5 million with the Placid Refining Company and USD 55.1 million with Lazarus Energy Holdings, the announcement added.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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