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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

US Government prepares former Soviet Bloc countries for war

Today, The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy department has placed a solicitation for jet fuel for four of the former Soviet Bloc countries of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

The estimated quantity requirement is 35,000 US Gallons per week to each of the four delivery locations, without an ending date. According to the DLA website, the going rate in 2014 for a gallon of JP-8 is $3.62 a gallon, which means over a half million US dollars in fuel per week will be sent to for former Soviet Bloc countries.

The origin of DLA Energy dates back to World War II. Originally, the organization was an entity of the Department of Interior as the Army-Navy Petroleum Board whose mission was to administer the critical petroleum requirements during World War II. In 1945, the organization was transferred to the War Department and became the Joint Army-Navy Purchasing Agency.

DLA Energy, despite changes in organization structure and an expanded mission, continues its basic mission to support the warfighter and manage the energy sources of the future.

According to a DLA-E Fact book, only Poland has an exchange agreement, the other countries are not listed in the latest fact book.

A review of solicitations for the past 10 years fails to show any other purposes for sending fuel to the Eastern European counties.

All previous solicitations for aviation fuel showed that the fuel was needed for a variety of NATO exercises, such as Sabre Strike 2013 in Estonia, Seabreeze 2013 in the Ukraine.



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