US Navy ‘Green Fleet’ Sets Sail – Pays $26-a-gallon for biofuel

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Date: July 2nd, 2012

Category: Nutty News

(Reuters) – A U.S. Navy oiler slipped away from a fuel depot on the Puget Sound in Washington state one recent day, headed toward the central Pacific and into the storm over the Pentagon’s controversial green fuels initiative.

In its tanks, the USNS Henry J. Kaiser carried nearly 900,000 gallons of biofuel blended with petroleum to power the cruisers, destroyers and fighter jets of what the Navy has taken to calling the “Great Green Fleet,” the first carrier strike group to be powered largely by alternative fuels.

Some Republican lawmakers have seized on the fuel’s $26-a-gallon price, compared to $3.60 for conventional fuel. They paint the program as a waste of precious funds at a time when the U.S. government’s budget remains severely strained, the Pentagon is facing cuts and energy companies are finding big quantities of oil and gas in the United States.  Full Article

 

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4 Responses to “US Navy ‘Green Fleet’ Sets Sail – Pays $26-a-gallon for biofuel”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Uh huh.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Just put it on the credit card,well pay it off some day!!

  3. FedUpWithIt Says:

    if Oslama has his way, we’ll all be paying $26 at the pump !

  4. Anonymous Says:

    The only people who cannot see the problem here, are the ones who are elected by the American people. Do not re-elect the dummies who cannot see the problem in this article.

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