When a plane is defueled, the Military is not able to put that same fuel back in the tanks as there is no way, short of refiltering, to make certain that the fuel has not been contaminated. They pay approx $200 per barrel to have the fuel taken away and burned. Now they give it to me and I take it away and burn it. The difference being is I don't charge them. I use a large quantity (up to 50 gallons per min) in my own flame effects device which I didn't bring this year. This gave us extra fuel for the 4BLEVE cannons. Crude Awakening did use huge amounts of scrap metals and other materials that were no longer useful for their original purpose.
Those who think they can and those who think they can't are both right.