Israel May Buy Jet Fuel, Diesel from United States for $990M

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Israel May Buy Jet Fuel, Diesel from United States for $990M
JP-8 jet fuel tanks at Eglin Air Force Base

The United States has green-lighted Israel’s request to supply Jet Propellant 8 (JP-8) jet fuel to enable the country to maintain operational aircraft.

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of approximately 990 million gallons of Petroleum-based products for an estimated cost of $3 billion. The proposed sale of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to maintain operational aircraft.  Diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline will be used for ground vehicles.  The proposed sale will improve Israel’s ability to meet current and future threats in order to defend its borders,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a release July 6.

Israel May Buy Jet Fuel, Diesel from United States for $990M
Air refueling

The total estimated cost is $3 billion.

U.S. vendors will be selected using a competitive bid process through Defense Logistics Agency Energy for supply source(s).  There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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