Department of the Navy staff management for bulk fuel is in the Navy Energy Office, Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations, Logistics. The Navy Petroleum Office (NAVPET) is the control point for bulk fuel requirements and
inventory management. NAVPET duties include maintaining liaison with DESC and the other services on
operational and policy matters affecting bulk fuel operations. At the Navy major command level, fleet petroleum
staff officers provide staff management on bulk fuel matters. In joint operations, the Navy supports the ship-to-
shore bulk fuel mission. The Navy is responsible for getting bulk fuel to the beach high water mark where the
fuel is received by Army or Marine Corps bulk fuel units. The Navy's shore fuel expeditionary mission is filled
entirely by Naval Reserve fuel units. These units are managed by NAVPET and the expeditionary support force.
They are composed of 22-man units, capable of handling multiple missions including bulk and retail bag farm
operations, truck, aviation refueling, OPDS, and augmentation of fixed fuel facilities. There were 10 units in
existence as of 1994, equally distributed on both coasts.
Headquarters Marine Corps policy responsibility for bulk fuel resides in the Material Policy Section (LPP-2),
Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics. NAVPET is also the Marine Corps service control point for
bulk fuel. At the major command level, the Marine component commander and/or the MEF assistant chief of
staff G-4, is responsible for bulk fuel management, planning, operations, and policy. The Marine component
commander/MEF G-4 maintains liaison with the unified command JPOs, NAVPET, and the other military
services on matters concerning bulk fuel operations and policy.
Military Services Responsibilities.
NOTE: The following actions apply to all the services in the theater.
a. Maintain an SCP for bulk petroleum.
b. Provide for the operation of retail petroleum facilities under service ownership.
c. Compute bulk petroleum requirements and submit requirements to DESC or the appropriate CINC.
d. Standardize bulk petroleum operating procedures and supply organizations as required and feasible.
e. Ensure total interoperability among services of all petroleum product containers and handling