BP still sup­ply­ing fuel un­der fed­eral con­tracts

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

The De­fense Depart­ment has kept up its im­mense pur­chases of avi­a­tion fuel and other petroleum prod­ucts from BP even as the oil gi­ant comes un­der fed­eral and state scru­tiny for po­ten­tial vi­o­la­tions of cleanwater and oil-spill laws re­lated to the April 20 ex­plo­sion of the Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon drilling rig, ac­cord­ing to U.S. and com­pany of­fi­cials. BP re­mains a heavy sup­plier of mil­i­tary fuel un­der con­tracts worth at least $980 mil­lion in the cur­rent fis­cal year, ac­cord­ing to the De­fense Lo­gis­tics Agency. Mem­bers of Congress have dis­cussed bar­ring BP from fu­ture oil and gas drilling leases, but not from fuel sales to the govern­ment.

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