Pentagon Places Orders for $2.3 Billion in Jet Fuel


The Pentagon needs fuel. Fortunately, it's found a few companies willing to slake its thirst for oil.

On Tuesday, the Department of Defense awarded some $2.3 billion worth of contracts for "aviation turbine fuel." Most of the major oil and refining companies came away with contracts, including:

  • Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises, which claimed the largest award at an estimated $474.1 million in maximum value.

  • Valero , winner of a nearly as large contract valued at up to $456.4 million.

  • ExxonMobil , winner of a $405.1 million contract.

  • Chevron , which won $391.4 million.

  • Western Refining , awarded a $268.7 million supply contract.

In addition, four other, smaller companies also won contracts. All nine contracts state June 30, 2014, as the deadline for delivery.

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