July 15th, 2010
11:26 AM ET
4 years ago

BP still a top supplier to U.S. military

New York (CNNMoney.com) - BP is still among the biggest suppliers of fuel to the U.S. military, and the Defense Department has no plans to stop awarding the company lucrative contracts.

As of last week, BP has been awarded 17 contracts valued at just under $1 billion, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) said. That makes BP the third-largest supplier of fuel to the armed services so far this fiscal year.

In fiscal 2009, the DLA granted BP a total of 26 contracts valued at $2.2 billion, or nearly 12% of overall fuel purchases, making it the military's largest fuel supplier that year.

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  1. Lib Looneys

    An army has to have fuel to operate.I guess all the tree huggers and leftist idiots will raise cain about this to and want to do a moritorium on it for six months. Idiots

    July 15, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Victim of GOP Taliban

    You can't really boycott BP regardless because they will file bankruptcy and won't be able to finish paying all the liabilities. Although I never buy BP gas and long-term their reputation will probably never recover.

    July 15, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. Augsbee

    Ah, now I see why people in Oregon are not upset over the oil spill and have tried to dismiss the catastrophe, of course, BP was awarded a contract to supply jet fuel to a regional airport in Oregon. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any Oregon Environmentalists protesting the oil spill, now I know, Oregonians are a bunch of Fakes.

    July 15, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. Patsy, Texas

    Not to mention the 900M contract with Lybia.
    So, I guess Joe Barton can breathe easy now, he will undoubtedly
    keep getting his pay-offs from BP, and
    Rand Paul can quit worrying that President Obama's remarks
    might "hurt BP".
    Of course, people are still suffering, wildlife still dying, wetlands
    still being ruined, but
    all's well in the world of Big Oil and its defenders.

    July 15, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. JonDie

    War profiteering: A great American tradition.

    July 15, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    BP, TransOcean, Haliburton.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

    By the way – Cheney is now battery operated and has no pulse. (Knew he didn't have a real heart before this).

    Kept alive artificially. Where are Palin and Bachmann's death panels??? Or are republicans exempt from THEIR panels (liars !! )???

    July 15, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. Rickster

    BP was one of the largest contributors to Obama's campaign. Ok dems, we have heard you constantly chirping about the evil Haliburton. Let's hear it about BP.....Obama's Haliburton.

    July 15, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. Frank

    Want to cut dependence on foreign oil, look to the military.

    July 15, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. Greg Pottstown PA

    GI Joe July 15th, 2010 12:41 pm ET

    BP, TransOcean, Haliburton.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

    By the way – Cheney is now battery operated and has no pulse. (Knew he didn't have a real heart before this).

    Kept alive artificially. Where are Palin and Bachmann's death panels??? Or are republicans exempt from THEIR panels (liars !! )???
    _________________________________________________

    Cheney has his own insurance. Are you really this dumb. Seriously, whats wrong nothing worth saying so lets just take shots at cheney. You are pathetic.

    July 15, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. Andrew

    I love that people are bashing republicans about this... This is OBAMA defence department!!

    Some people will never learn and move on!

    July 15, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. thor

    Just like all the money that this company gave to Obama when he was in the Senate and during his campaign for the presidency.

    July 15, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. BP has been awarded 17 contracts valued at just under $1 billion

    BP, if you hadn't abused your off shore drilling so badly, actly in such bad faith, the world would not be examining you so closely right now

    LESSON FOR BUSINESSES:

    do not cut corners
    try to do it correct the first time, safely, even if it costs more
    have correct safety measures checked and up and working

    QUALITY CONTROL is paramount

    BP: you dropped the ball, and now you pay the price all over the place, you earned this

    July 15, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. Independent In Albany

    Lib Looneyes

    (It's" Loonies" BTW)

    So are you saying the army can only get it's fuel from BP? Why can't they get it from an AMERICAN company?

    July 15, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. w l jones

    We love our Queen here at home!! Said enough.

    July 15, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |