Wednesday, May 07, 2003

There's oil in them thar dunes: This story has failed to grow legs of late, but this may get it in Nikes yet. The fact that Halliburton got the contract without any bidding is curious enough, but it was always played that it was only for putting out fires, and there was no time to take bids. Fair enough, given that Halliburton had the expertise. Now we learn that the contract is for a whole lot more than just fire-fighting. The article says that the competitors haven't screamed too loudly as of yet, because the expectation that the remaining work will be put up for bid, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Still, it can't be all coincidence, can it?

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