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Israel Seeking to Buy Lots of US JP-8 Fuel

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posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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Israel Seeking to Buy Lots of US JP-8 Fuel


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The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 28,000,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline, 186,000,000 gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel, and 54,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The
estimated cost is $1.3 billion.

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2007 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of JP-8 Aviation Jet and Diesel fuel. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $308 million
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posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 15, 2008 – On July 11, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of unleaded gasoline, JP-8 aviation jet fuel, and diesel fuel. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $1.3 billion.


It's interesting indeed that Israel is possibly interested in buying such huge volumes of fuel. To figure if this could indicate something we should know the amounts of fuel they actually bought and the volumes they had options on in the past couple of years. Two years only is insufficient.

One reply on the site indicates the following facts:



JP-8
2007 - 90 million gallons
2008 - 186 million gallons

Diesel
2007 - 42 million gallons
2008 - 54 million gallons

So, the IDF's diesel needs have gone up 28%, but JP-8 consumption is up nearly 110%?


I wouldn't define it as consuption, but rather as stockpiling.
Does anyone know how much they bought in 2006 prior to the war with Lebanon?

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[edit on 18-7-2008 by Mdv2]



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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Thanks very interesting article. I do not see any need for so much JP-8, unless they are planning on doing massive military exercises or a massive air raid. Definately makes you wonder.

-Kdia1



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