Skip to comments.Not to worry: DoD still buying $59/gallon "green" jet fuel, despite sequester
Posted on 05/03/2013 12:39:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The Obama administration has rarely passed up an opportunity to continue their relentless subsidization of the biofuels industry the EPA has lately been particularly defensive about their requirement that fuel producers mix part of their product with certain non-existent cellulosic biofuels, to several lawmakers chagrin and the Obama administration even has the Pentagon doing their part to create an artificially inflated market for their politically preferred brand of biofuels (they get to both cater to their cronyish interests, and get some spectacular green PR, all at the same time!).
In March, Gevo entered into a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to supply the U.S. Army with 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel to be delivered by the second quarter of 2013, Gevo announced this week in its first quarter financial report. This initial order may be increased by 12,500 gallons. All shipments will be at a fixed price of $59 per gallon during the initial testing phase. These shipments are in addition to the renewable jet fuel supplied to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Navy (USN).
And whats the going rate for most of the standard jet fuel, you might ask? That would be less than four dollars a gallon. So, the Pentagon was forced to ground the Blue Angels because of sequestration, but we can somehow afford political stunts like this?
Its consumption is less than one-half of 1 percent of global petroleum demand. The U.S. also produces over 8 million barrels a day. we can find no credible scenario in which the military would be unable to access the 340,000 bpd of fuel it needs to defend the nation, says Rand. And, of course, theres that whole Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which can hold 727 million barrels of oil. Lets see, 727 million divided by 340,000
the SPR could power the military by itself for almost 6 years.
this has to be satire
Google on "green fleet NAVSEA Navy"
I bet the gov’t planes that spray the toxic chemtrails are also using “green” fuel.
“We’re poisoning the environment for the environment (and the kids) and we’re going green while we’re doing it.” *clap* *clap* *clap*
Is it renewable jet fuel or is it the same jet fuel in renewable jet fuel package ? It’s been done before many many times .
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GatorAid on the wilting crops will be next.
I saw the movie. I did not think I was watching a pre documentary.
Brawndo, it’s got electrolytes.
It's what plants crave!
Plants don't want water.
Water comes from a toilet.
Ever see a plant growing out of a toilet??
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