FORT BELVOIR, Va. –
A Defense Logistics Agency Energy Finance team worked with European partners to collect payment of reciprocal fuel sales that is expected to reimburse more than $81 million to the Defense Department’s Working Capital Fund.
During the 18th annual DLA Energy Europe & Africa Fuels Exchange Agreements Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sept. 19-21, DLA Energy’s finance experts discussed fuel billing and settled fuel invoices with military representatives from France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Poland and Romania..
“The FEA Forum has been a successful event for DLA as we reconciled and settled purchases and sales,” said Richard Sninsky, DLA Finance Energy comptroller. “Our many thanks to the International Agreements team, the DLA regional offices and partner countries for their efforts to strengthen our collective warfighting efforts across Europe.”
Patricia Canales, chief of DLA Finance Energy Retail Management, said being in person helped build a collaborative environment.
“The forum provided DLA Finance Energy an insight to the ‘big picture’ of what it takes to support our military and foreign military partners,” she said. “This was truly an exchange of ideas and a look into the future of fuel support through the lenses of many in attendance.”
Kelly Cheverton, chief of the DLA Finance Energy Retail Support, said the forum provided a personal yet formal way to explain how the billing process works.
“We’re ensuring fuel or cash reimbursement to DLA Energy for fuel sold to foreign partners,” he said. “This meeting has proven to provide financial and operational benefits through international logistics under the Energy Fuel Exchange Agreement program.”
Since the annual forum started in 2007, it has grown to involve more than 80 leaders from 14 European countries. As of July, DLA Energy had 40 fuel agreements with 23 countries.
The next forum is planned for Sept. 17-19, 2024. Read more about DLA Energy’s international fuel agreement partnerships on the DLA Energy website.