Foster Fuels, Inc., won a five-year contract to provide emergency fuel support to FEMA, the company announced. The contract is to provide emergency fuel delivery with a maximum price of $475 million, Foster Fuels said in a news release.
Foster Fuels also held the previous contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense in July 2014, which covered the continental U.S and included gasoline and diesel. It was scheduled to end in May 2019. The new contract, termed through May 31, 2024, covers all 50 states, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It includes propane, diesel, gasoline, and Jet A fuel.
Foster Fuels will again be supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA) and will continue to provide emergency assistance to communities impacted by natural disasters through its Mission Critical division. Some notable past emergency responses by Foster Fuels include Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma (2017), Superstorm Sandy (2012), and the Haiti earthquake (2010).
“We consider this contract a great honor. We are proud to have provided disaster relief in areas such as Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida throughout our last contract, and we look forward to continuing to provide assistance for the next five years and beyond,” Will Rohrig, Foster Fuels’ senior vice president of Mission Critical Services, said in a May 16 news release from the company.
Foster Fuels previously won DLA’s Superior Supplier Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This award is part of DLA’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP) and is given to each year’s top-performing supply contractors based on areas including record of performance, quality, and business relations.
“We don’t take this responsibility lightly,” said President and CEO Watt R. Foster Jr. “We are always looking for ways to improve our response and to provide for those in need more safely and more efficiently.”
Foster Fuels is making investments in assets and technology and staging its own emergency response drill. This drill is designed to walk members of the Mission Critical team through each step of the emergency response process, from initial notification of deployment through return from the mission and debriefing. “There are many moving components and unknown variables coupled with limited communication,” Rohrig said. “We want to make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible from beginning to end so that we can provide fuel quickly and safely to those who need it most.” Established in 1921, Foster Fuels, Inc. is a privately held corporation in Brookneal, Va., providing downstream distribution of diesel, gasoline, Jet A, and propane to residential, commercial, and government customers. More information can be found at https://www.fosterfuelsmissioncritical.com/.