b. Defense Energy Supply Center.
(1) DLA activity responsible for the integrated material management of wholesale bulk petroleum
products until their delivery to the point of sale. This responsibility includes contract administration in overseas
(2) Provides management for all services.
c. US Army Petroleum Center.
(1) An activity, under the Army Material Command, with responsibility for the management of bulk
(2) Provides bulk petroleum management and assistance for the Army.
d. Navy Petroleum Office An activity with responsibility for the management of bulk petroleum and
assistance for the Navy.
e. Air Force Petroleum Management.
(1) A major command function that has been decentralized.
Each major command submits
petroleum requirements directly to DESC.
(2) San Antonio Air Logistics Center provides technical assistance on petroleum-related matters.
a. Petroleum products float:
(1) Lighter than water.
(2) Water sinks to the bottom of storage container.
b. Petroleum fuels breathe:
(1) Expands as temperature increases. Causes loss of light ends.
(3) Petroleum is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon atoms with traces of other elements such as
(4) The petroleum products that the military uses for power generation are selected for specific
characteristics depending on the type of power plant for which the fuel is going to be used.
c. There are fur types of engines that the military uses for power generation: