DUBAI: The US military has not renewed its contract to buy jet fuel from Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because other suppliers made cheaper bids, the US Department of Defence said.
Dubai government-owned ENOC was contracted by the US military to supply jet fuel to Al Minhad Air Base near Dubai from mid-2011 to the start of September 2013.
ENOC, which makes fuel from Iranian oil at a refinery near Dubai, has not been awarded any US military contract renewals in the UAE. Chevron won the new contract to supply US allied military jets refuelling in Dubai.
“ENOC was not awarded a contract because ENOC was not the lowest price offerer,” a spokesman for the US Department of Defence said in an e-mail.