"The U.S. Department of Defense spent nearly $43 million on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, a U.S. special inspector reported on Monday.
The Pentagon “charged the American taxpayers $43 million for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station,” said John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a congressionally mandated body. The amount was spent between 2011 and 2014 on construction and initial implementation of the station..." see the Reuters story.
Yikes. I bet some of that money went into New York and London real estate. Luxury condos. Maybe in one of those Trump buildings?
Casa de Petrol was I think in LA. Photo circa 1959.