NASA, when it wasn’t terrorizing amphibious lifeforms, was buying jet fuel for the billionaire founders of Google.
The sweet deal for Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin ended Aug. 31, reports the Wall Street Journal.
A company owned by Google purchased 2.3 million gallons of jet fuel at reduced costs since 2009, paying an average $3.19 per gallon. The corporate average is about $4.35 per gallon. Google’s deal with NASA had been in place since 2007.
“I don’t see how anybody can buy it that cheap,” said Fred Pitts, president of the Corporate Aircraft Association.
The company’s aircraft include a Boeing 767, Boeing 757, four Gulfstream Vs, helicopters and other aircraft. Three of the jets recently flew to Croatia so Page and his entourage could see his brother-in-law get married in a medieval hill town near the Adriatic Coast.
For the cheaper fuel, Google allowed NASA to use a small trainer jet to measure greenhouse gases.
Now, it’s time to Google “irony.”
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