jourdan747
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Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:37 pm

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!
 
levg79
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:01 pm

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.

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LAXintl
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:19 pm

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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jourdan747
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:14 pm

Do you think LAX uses more then JFK? Or ATL? ORD?
 
JFKviaPHX
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:29 pm

JFK around 3 million. It depends on the day of the week.
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:47 pm

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.
 
jourdan747
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:49 pm

But which airport uses the most fuel? And how much?
 
jdwfloyd
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:54 pm

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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jourdan747
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:15 pm

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?
 
JFKviaPHX
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RE: Fuel Usage At Airports?

Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:30 pm

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.