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Fuel Usage At Airports?  
User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Does anyone know what the approx Jet-A fuel usage is on a daily basis (in gallons) at the major airports in the USA? Like LAX, JFK, ORD, ATL? And which airport uses the most fuel?

any info would be appreciated!

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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

I own a copy of the video entitled "747 The Jumbo Jet" and they mention that on a typical journey, a 747 uses enough fuel to fill 2 suburban swimming pools. Multiply that by the number of departures and you get somewhat of an idea.

The other question for which I don't have an answer is how do they get so much fuel to the airport? I'd be interested to find that out.

Leo.



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26028 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

If I remember correctly LAX uses approx 5-6 million gallons of Jet-A perday.

Majority of this is transported via underground pipelines to the airport.



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User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Do you think LAX uses more then JFK? Or ATL? ORD?

User currently offlineJFKviaPHX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

JFK around 3 million. It depends on the day of the week.

User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

The larger airports receive fuel mostly via pipeline. The Conoco Phillips refinery at Wood River, IL is a major supplier to Lambert-St.Louis. One could safely assume the Citgo, Exxon-Mobil and BP refineries in the Chicago area supply ORD and MDW.
LAX probably draws from several LA area suppliers, however the Chevron refinery is just a few miles south. PHX would rely on fuel via pipeline mostly from LA with supplies via a line from El Paso as a secondary supply.

Hope this helps.


User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

But which airport uses the most fuel? And how much?

User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

All of PIT's fuel is brought up the Ohio River on barges to a pipeline that takes it from the river to the airport.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26718 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Jourdan747 (Reply 3):
Do you think LAX uses more then JFK?

Of course it does. LAX has twice the passenger traffic of JFK

Quoting Jourdan747 (Reply 6):
But which airport uses the most fuel?

Probably ATL or ORD based in PAX and movement numbers



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User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Passenger number and flights don't mean much in terms of fuel.One long haul 747 a/c will take about 25 times more fuel then a small commuter flight runing back and forth on a short haul flights.

It will be interesting to find out which airport uses the most fuel (and how much fuel that is),if anyone out there has the data?


User currently offlineJFKviaPHX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2306 times:

Don't be fooled by aircraft movements and pax numbers when looking at fuel usage for airports. EWR has many more aircraft movements then JFK but they use less fuel. The same is true for DFW. It depends on the size and distance each flight is going.

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