Pentagon issues new fuel contracts to supply Iraqi civilians

The US Department of Defense's Defense Fuel Support Center (DFSC) Mar. 8 awarded a total of $309.7 million in contracts to help meet civilian fuel demand in northern Iraq.Winning bids came from one US company and six Turkish firms that submitted bids to supply diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, and gasoline to a population facing cooking and transportation fuel shortages over the next several months.The contracts run Apr. 1-June 30. DFSC said they received 22 responses from its world wide web-based proposal. DFSC also solicited bids for civilian fuel supplies in southern Iraq; that award will be announced in the next couple of weeks.DFSC officials said the average price the US military ...

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