Afghani$cam: $400-a-Gallon Gasoline

December 7th, 2011

Via: Wall Street Journal:

Parachuting a barrel of fuel to a remote Afghan base takes sharp flying skills, steady nerves and flawless timing.

It also costs a lot of money—up to $400 a gallon, by military estimates.

But the Pentagon is stuck with the expense for the foreseeable future, especially given the recent deterioration in U.S.-Pakistani relations.

“We’re going to burn a lot of gas to drop a lot of gas,” said Capt. Zack Albaugh, a California Air National Guard pilot deployed with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. He spoke just before a recent mission to supply a remote base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, scene of cross-border rocket attacks that have heightened regional tensions this fall.

2 Responses to “Afghani$cam: $400-a-Gallon Gasoline”

  1. Calm Says:

    $400 per gallon gas to drive debate over cost of war in Afghanistan
    By Roxana Tiron
    October 15, 2009

    The Costs of Shipping Fuel to War Zones
    By Paul McLeary
    November 10, 2009

    Afghanistan’s Oil Binge: 22 Gallons of Fuel Per Soldier Per Day
    By Noah Shachtman
    November 11, 2009

  2. Kevin Says:

    22 Gallons of Fuel Per Soldier Per Day


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