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The Defense department has ended a discrete arrangement that for years permitted Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to travel on deeply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon, according to a letter from a Pentagon official released by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).
The accord between Page, Brin, and the government, which began in 2007, ended August 31 after officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration — which backed the arrangement — decided to not renew it, said a Pentagon spokeswoman. The move came after discussions earlier this year between the Pentagon and NASA in regards to whether the Google founders might have surpassed the contract terms by using fuel for non-government flights.