Outrageously Low Jet A Pricing

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Outrageously Low Jet A Pricing

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My home base of AGC (Pittsburgh, PA) has a price war between the two FBOs, which is notable on top of the already dropping price of Jet A.

Too bad I have nowhere to fly. Jet A is down to $2.12! Oddly that public price is lower than the AvFuel price.

I wonder if the FBO would allow purchase now for use over the next year.

Does anyone know of any other airports close to or less than that price?
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Wow, that’s almost worth a 45 minute flight to “tanker up” on fuel since I could save $3/gallon. ;)
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KAPA, which is Centennial airport in Denver, is serving up Jet A for $1.68.
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Paul wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:52 pm
KAPA, which is Centennial airport in Denver, is serving up Jet A for $1.68.
WOW!! Which KAPA FBO is that? Is there a minimum purchase amount/fixed fee?
That's lower than the JTX contract pricing I've seen (without a large - for a Diamond - minimum purchase)!
Usually, the lowest Phillips contract pricing is Bartlesville, OK.
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Re: Outrageously Low Jet A Pricing

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Paul, it's the CAA FBO on the field. If you're not a CAA member (or anyone else flying using jet-A in the states), look into it: https://www.corpaa.us/

Richard, CAA fuel at AGC is significantly cheaper

APA, HIO, RVS, AGC are some of the nation's cheapest FBOs. Some good stuff around Omaha too. CYVR in Vancouver gets a shout out for being the cheapest major airport fuel prices I've seen.
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You have to pay to be a CAA member and it's not available at as many airports as other fuel cards, but where it's available, it's usually a great deal. You would need to look at the available airports and then see if it is worth it for a fuel sipping Diamond. In the M600, I can save the annual fee with one tank.
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I covered the annual fee in the first three months flying the DA42. But there were a few places where the retail price was OUTRAGEOUS and then the CAA price was astonishing. If you are putting in 60 gallons a $4 per gallon difference is more than I used to spend to fill the DA40.
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Yesterday I flew to a nearby airport to “tanker up” on cheaper JetA. I spent some time talking to the airport manager who gave me an extra $.25/gal off just because he wanted to get rid of his current load of JetA — to make room for his next load at an “unbelievable” low price to him.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see more GA airports soon selling JetA in the $2/gal range — with so many grounded airliners, and the price of oil going negative today.
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Re: Outrageously Low Jet A Pricing

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How low can it go? Any idea what the distribution cost is even assuming the fuel cost $0 (which apparently oil hit today!) ?
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