BP is biggest loser among U.S. government contractors

BP, once the Pentagon’s top fuel supplier, is now the biggest loser among U.S. government vendors, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

A combination of no big contracts awarded and promised military work withdrawn left BP with a net loss of $654M in federal contracts in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, compared with $2.5B in awards in FY 2012.

BP was suspended from new federal contracts and other work after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill; the Defense Department, by far the government’s biggest buyer of petroleum products, also withdrew promised funding of more than $400M last year, which BP is challenging in court.

In FY 2011, BP was the largest seller of fuel to the military, with $1.37B in prime contracts, and a year later it ranked just below top-ranked Shell; in 2013, closely held Refinery Associates was the no. 1 supplier, with $1.34B, followed by World Fuel Services (INT), with $1.19B.

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  • spike77
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    It's now hard to deny that the USA is determined to destroy BP for some reason. Is it to do with BP's Russian connections?
    10 Mar 2014, 12:25 PM Reply Like
  • delprice
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    We want to sell natural gas overseas and reduce Russian influence??
    10 Mar 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Thank goodness for (BP) investors that they are world-wide operation and the US is only a piece to (BP).


    The negative "press" continues for (BP) in the US. The last week has been laughable.


    Perhaps they have ruffled a few feathers by circumventing the US oil export ban?


    Long (BP) and continuing to add shares.
    10 Mar 2014, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • glf4mny
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    an incredible achievement for a very small privately help company that doesn't manufacture fuel.
    10 Mar 2014, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • joey999
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    Its strange that a middleman company can outcompete the majors and US producers. Hmmm..
    10 Mar 2014, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • RobTheRheyno
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    http://bit.ly/1g4IOxB Looks like LUKOIL aka Russia maybe the new supplier for the US army.
    11 Mar 2014, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • joey999
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    How are these contracts decided? Surely a commodity purchase such as fuel should be a purchase from the lowest tenderer? If not, the DoD is wasting taxpayer dollars. Audit, anyone?
    10 Mar 2014, 06:50 PM Reply Like
  • Those Who Wait
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    Refinery Associates Of Texas, Inc.? Huh? awarded a $1,300,265,002 federal contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Energy? Could this be circumventing Defense Dept. cuts? And of course, there was this on BP's Tony Hayward: http://bit.ly/1flzn1e
    10 Mar 2014, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • delprice
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    The reincarnation of Mobile Oil anyone?
    10 Mar 2014, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • TJ Schoenlein
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    Has anyone thought that this government has and continues to keep BP in its crosshairs?
    The Obama administration continues to shut BP down whenever possible. It's the only rational response I know at this time. Governments are people and people can be very vindictive.
    10 Mar 2014, 09:13 PM Reply Like
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