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Jet Fuel

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U.S. oil demand rising again

Via EIA Week in Review.

Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged about 19.7 million barrels per day, up by 3.7 percent from the same period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged over 9.0 million barrels per day, up by 3.3 percent from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4.0 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, up by 11.1 percent from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied is 1.6 percent higher over the last four weeks compared to the same four-week period last year.


Air Cargo

Trending down.


Via Macronomics:

Macronomics: Air Traffic is pointing to additional economic activity weakness.

$20m worth of jet fuel stolen from Jamaica airport

Earlier this week.

Highly placed police sources have confirmed that more than 200,000 litres of jet fuel has been stolen from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

The fuel, valued at $20 million, is owned by a consortium, including Jamaica Aircraft Refuelling Services (partnership between PetroJam and British Petroleum), Esso and Total.

via Thieves jet off with $20m worth of airplane fuel – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Wednesday | May 1, 2013.

Delta thinks it can manipulate the price of jet fuel by running a refinery

Yeah, I don’t think so.

“We’re probably the largest private purchaser of jet fuel in the United States but we don’t get to participate in the pricing function,” Anderson told reporters after the Delta’s annual meeting in New York. “It’s our intention to begin to participate in the pricing function and put a lot of downward pressure on the cost of refining a barrel of jet fuel.”

The Trainer refinery will produce 52,000 barrels a day of jet fuel, according to slides published in an April 30 8-K filing by the company. Delta will exchange all other products with BP Plc (BP/) and Phillips 66 (PSX) for an additional 120,000 barrels a day of jet fuel in other locations around the country. The airline consumes about 210,000 barrels a day in the U.S.

via Delta CEO Says Airline to Pressure Prices as Jet Fuel Seller – Bloomberg.

Jet fuel prices

Via LA Times:

Patty Smith, who flew to Los Angeles from Portland, Ore., for a recent vacation, said she saw no empty seats on her Southwest Airlines flight and can’t remember the last time she has had an empty seat next to her on a flight.

“As small as I am, I felt cramped,” said the petite woman as she waited for a taxi from Los Angeles International Airport.

She went home and wrote an angry song about it.

via Airfares climb, routes disappear as fuel prices rise –