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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] ARMY, Halliburton Deny Iraq Fuel Price Allegation Washington Post, DC <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44061-2003Oct17.html> Dear Casi, The price of gasoline in Iraq was and still is ID20 (1 US cent) for normal and ID50 (2.5 US cent) for supper gasoline per liter equivalent to about (5 US cents) and (12.5 US cents) per gallon. This price includes transportation and distribution cost. The occupation authorities are unable to have our refineries operating effectively which forced them to import gasoline from abroad. Halliburton is importing gasoline to Iraq at a cost of about USD 1.60 per gallon. That is more than ten times the cost of the gasoline provided by the government that supposedly robbed the Iraqi people! "KBR was paid $762.4 million as of Oct. 16 to purchase and distribute gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, kerosene and propane, according to the Corps of Engineers. Of that, $90 million was paid for with seized Iraqi assets and $600 million came from the Development Fund for Iraq, created in May by the U.N. Security Council to replace the oil-for-food program. The U.S. government, through funds appropriated by Congress, paid the remaining $72.4 million.". $690 million out of $762.4 million (90%) came from the Iraqi money that the US is spending to enrich Halliburton and others. This is a clear daylight robbery Best regards Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar Baghdad, Occupied Iraq washingtonpost.com Army, Halliburton Deny Iraq Fuel Price Allegation By Jackie Spinner Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, October 18, 2003; Page A19 A Halliburton Inc. subsidiary responsible for importing and distributing fuel in Iraq has done nothing improper, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said yesterday, noting that relatively little of the money spent on purchasing the fuel was from U.S. taxpayers. Earlier this week, Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman (Calif.) and John D. Dingell (Mich.) accused Halliburton of "inflating gas prices at a great cost to American taxpayers." They cited Corps of Engineers numbers that the United States had paid Halliburton more than $300 million as of Sept. 18 to import about 190 million gallons of gasoline into Iraq, which amounted to $1.62 to $1.70 a gallon, after the contractor's fee. In passing the president's request for aid to rebuild Iraq yesterday, the Senate cut $200 million in spending on fuel. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who co-sponsored the cut, cited a recent Congressional Research Service report that the administration may have inflated projections of the cost of petroleum products by as much as $249 million. Corps spokesman Scott Saunders said Halliburton's KBR subsidiary is getting "the best price possible" for the fuel. He said three agencies are monitoring the contract and so far have found "no material errors." KBR was paid $762.4 million as of Oct. 16 to purchase and distribute gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, kerosene and propane, according to the Corps of Engineers. Of that, $90 million was paid for with seized Iraqi assets and $600 million came from the Development Fund for Iraq, created in May by the U.N. Security Council to replace the oil-for-food program. The U.S. government, through funds appropriated by Congress, paid the remaining $72.4 million. In a statement yesterday, Dave Lesar, Halliburton's chief executive, called the Waxman-Dingell overcharging claim "inaccurate, misleading and unwarranted." KBR said the average cost of delivering all of the fuels, not just gasoline, is $1.59 a gallon, which includes transportation, storage, distribution and the company's fee. The company declined to disclose how much it had paid for gasoline or what the delivery cost was. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk