Defense Energy Support Center Fact Book FY 2007
DEFENSE ENERGY SUPPORT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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The origin of the Defense Energy Support Center dates back to World War II. Originally, it was an entity of the Department of Interior as the Army-Navy Petroleum Board. Its mission was to administer the critical petroleum requirements during World War II. In 1945, it was transferred to the War Department and became the Joint Army-Navy Purchasing Agency. The Agency underwent several name changes, but its mission remained essentially the same until 1962. At that time, it became a part of the consolidated military supply organization, the Defense Supply Agency, now known as the Defense Logistics Agency DLA. The Center was designated the Defense Fuel Supply Center DFSC in 1964 as a single entity to purchase and manage the Department of Defenses petroleum products and coal. In 1973, DFSC progressed from a wholesale fuel central procurement activity to a more comprehensive logistics mission as the Integrated Materiel Manager IMM for the Department of Defense petroleum requirements. Under Phase I, DFSC added management of the acquisition, storage, distribution and sale of fuel with responsibility ending at the Service installation boundary. In 1991 Phase II began, which expanded DLAs ownership of bulk petroleum products to include most bulk storage installations. This effort was divided into two parts, Phase IIA, which capitalized aviation fuel, and Phase IIB, which capitalized ground fuels. As a result of Phase II Capitalization, DLA owns all bulk petroleum products from the point of purchase until its final point of issue to aircraft, ships, and ground equipment. In 1990, the DFSC mission was expanded to include the supply and management of natural gas, as well as the basic petroleum and coal products. Under this program, natural gas requirements were consolidated and centrally procured with a mission to provide direct supply natural gas to customers when determined more economical than using gas from a local distribution company.
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