Once the concept is approved by the joint commander, the service components then prepare the implementing
bulk fuel support plan. During operations, the joint staff and the service bulk fuel planners revise the basic plans
as required to support the mission.
c. Planning for joint operations:
(1) The supported CINC is responsible for the overall planning of petroleum logistic support within
(2) Operation plans submitted to the CINC will include a petroleum appendix to the logistic annex in
the JOPS format.
(3) The CINC uses the JSCP as their guide in preparing theater OPLANs and logistic support plans.
(4) The service components first develop a petroleum support concept based on the tactical plan and
d. Planning the system:
(1) The service components then prepare the implementing petroleum support plan.
(2) Petroleum support plans are flexible and will be revised as the situation requires.
(3) Theater petroleum planning must be coordinated with all components.
(4) The theater inland petroleum distribution plan is prepared by the Army Petroleum Group or the
designated dominant service and is an annex to the theater logistics support plan.
(5) This level of planning produces the IPDP and base support plans.
(6) Bulk fuel planning falls into two basic categories.
(a) Logistical Planning. Logistical planning involves determining specific fuel requirements and
distribution plans based on factors such as fuel consuming equipment, mission, terrain, and climate. Logistical
planning is started well in advance of actual operations. The primary purpose of this type of planning is to ensure
that fuel products, equipment, bulk fuel operating units, and host nation or commercial support will be available
(b) Operational Planning. Operational planning includes planning for reaching the required
capacity of the bulk fuel supply system and for maintaining the