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Fuel Question

Sun Apr 28, 2002 2:17 pm

Can anyone tell me if GA pilots or any other companies owning jets can get fuel at a lesser price than it is. How much is aviation fuel anyway(all types).
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RE: Fuel Question

Sun Apr 28, 2002 2:55 pm

Out of 3912 FBO and other fuel selling locations across the USA reporting prices, the average, min, and max price for fuel is:

100LL: $2.42 / $1.60 / $5.25
Jet A: $2.30 / $1.05 / $4.50
80/87: $2.42 / $1.23 / $3.34

Average price data is 77 days old.

Hope that helps, sorry I don't really know anything about the pre-final sale prices of oil. I do know that my FBO gets 100LL for ~$1.30/gal though.

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RE: Fuel Question

Sun Apr 28, 2002 2:56 pm

Most FBO's (Fixed Base Operators) will give fuel discounts if you purchase a certain amount of fuel like over 500 gallons. Also there are discounts if you are a member of Civil Air Patrol, or hangar a plane there. The prices at my local FBO are, as of April 26, 2002 $2.77USD per US Gallon for 100 Octane Low Lead and $2.40USD per US Gallon for Jet A.

Hope this helps.

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RE: Fuel Question

Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:22 pm

First off never get truck fuel, they price is instantly $2+. Always get self serve, I have found that most of the time at reasonable prices around $1.79/gal.

If you are a member of AOPA and charge it to the AOPA card you can get a 5% rebate.

Oh if you are in South Florida, the cheapest place that I have found is the airport at the Big O, $1.75 for self serve, and you don't have to spend 45 mins on the ground trying to get it.
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