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    BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny

    The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil company comes under scrutiny for potential violations of federal and state laws related to Gulf of Mexico well explosion, according to U.S. and company officials. President Obama said last month that the company's "recklessness" in the gulf contributed to the disaster, and he promised that BP will "pay for the damage." Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on June 2 that Justice Department lawyers were looking into possible violations of civil and criminal statutes. "If we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be forceful in our response," he said.

    BP, meanwhile, remains a heavy supplier of military fuel under contracts worth at least $980 million in the current fiscal year, according to the Defense Logistics Agency. In fiscal 2009, BP was the Pentagon's largest single supplier of fuel, providing 11.7 percent of the total purchased, and in 2010, its contracts amount to roughly the same percentage, according to DLA spokeswoman Mimi Schirmacher.
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    Re: BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny

    Is there supposed to be some kind of boycott against BP by the Defense Department?
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    Re: BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny

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    Is there supposed to be some kind of boycott against BP by the Defense Department?
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    Re: BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny

    If they are under contract to purchase the fuel and there is no legal reason to end that contract, this is a complete and total non-story...
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