Accession Number : ADA307805

Title :   DOD Bulk Fuel Services' Fuel Requirements Could Be Reduced and Funds Used For Other Purposes.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA307805

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC) has the primary responsibility for providing the services with the fuel they need. DFSC purchases the fuel from commercial sources and sells it to the services. Although DFSC is the primary source, the services also buy a small amount of fuel direct from commercial sources. The services determine their fuel requirements and budget requests based on flying hours, steaming days, tank training miles, and base operations needs. The services advise DFSC of their requirements so that DFSC can determine the amount of fuel that it will need to satisfy the services' operating requirements, provide for war reserves, and meet the needs of its other defense customers. The General Accounting Office (GAO) obtained the latest available data from DFSC showing estimated fuel sales to the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force and compared this data to the amounts the services had asked for in their respective budget requests. GAO then verified the planned usage data with service comptroller officials responsible for developing the estimates. To ensure that the projected fuel sales data were valid, GAO obtained actual fuel sales and usage data for fiscal year 1995 from DFSC and held discussions with the service officials responsible for monitoring fuel usage. Based on the records provided by DFSC, GAO also confirmed that the services received credits for fuel returned to DFSC.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *COST ANALYSIS, *FUELS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, COMMERCE, LOW COSTS, MONITORING, FLIGHT, MILITARY TRAINING, RECORDS, MONEY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE