a. Providing bulk petroleum support in an undeveloped theater presents many problems not faced in a
developed area. Host nation assets may be limited or not available. The entire system and stocks have to be
brought in and installed. The bulk petroleum system must be developed in the objective area as soon as practical.
Initial petroleum facilities must then be expanded as soon as possible so that floating storage assets may be
released. Use of military tactical ship-to shore and petroleum storage and distribution equipment will be required
to support the theater.
NOTE: See Figures 12-3.
b. Assault hose lines will be used to move fuel from ocean terminals to forward support bases and
airfields. The hose line will extend as far forward as possible into the Corps rear area. The system will be
expanded as required to provide the support for the theater concept of operations. The petroleum system in the
undeveloped theater should provide, if possible:
(1) Enough storage capacity to unload within 24 hours the complete cargo of the largest tanker that is
(2) Enough reserve operating capacity to receive and issue petroleum at the same time.
(3) Enough storage capacity to allow fuel received to settle at least 24 hours before it is pumped
through the system.
(4) Laboratory facilities for quality surveillance operations.