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A couple of observations:
1.  I would charge more to supply and/or transport fuel in a country with on-going terrorism attacks, etc. than I would here in the states.  Not to mention that there are probably certain costs (dedicated infrastructure, etc.) that may not be of value later.  Those costs have to be recovered either in the per gallon price or by some other means.
2.  I don't see how being close to the oil reserves is material.  It is the distance from the location of refineries that matters.  Obviously the refineries need to be capable of providing adequate quality and quantity as well.  The closest ones may not be able to.
Are there issues that need looking into?  Perhaps.  I don't know enough about the Haliburton contract to be able to offer an educated opinion on it.  Unfortunately, the media has no trouble finding "experts" or commentators who don't let a similar lack of knowledge stop them from giving their opinion.

M. David Finley, P.E.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:29 AM
Subject: RE: Misc Opinions

Think again:The rip off indicated by David is beyond the realm of economics.

Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
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Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: Misc Opinions

Where else can you own a company that obtains a no-bid government contract, operates in an area over the world?s

No?Bill?s right.


I?ve enrolled in ECON 100 at the local community college.


My goal is to be more ?freakin? informed by Memorial Day.



Some interesting stuff here though, even for the unfreakin? informed!!!!


(for those of you who aren?t registered with the NYT, I?ll email the article to SEAINT)




I also stand corrected?its was $2.89 a gallon.





David L. Fisher, SE, PE


Head of Design and Construction


Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd.

75 Fort Street

Georgetown, Grand Cayman

British West Indies


-----Original Message-----
From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:20 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Misc Opinions



largest oil reserves and charge the US taxpayer $5.00 for a gallon of gas?

And while you're at it consider: We live in a society where an otherwise well-educated engineer can get by in life perfectly well without knowing one freakin' thing about basic economics.

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