The Journey of a Barrel of Jet Fuel
By Ron Inman Thank you to our friends at DLA for publishing this article FORT BELVOIR, Virginia – DLA is celebrating 60 years of logistics support since it was created Oct. 1, 1961. The theme is “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” In this story, we update and reprint a story from August 2017 written by […]
Airlines were activated in Afghanistan
By Oriana Pawlyk This story was originally published by Politico Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, asking U.S. airlines and charter carriers to transport Afghan evacuees from locations in the Middle East and Europe to other areas of the world. Austin on Sunday called for a first stage mobilization of […]
PETRO 21 Awards Luncheon
We’re pleased to announce that PETRO 21 (scheduled for Nov 1-5) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Springfield Va. is progressing well. The awards luncheon will be held on Nov 3, @11:30. As such, we are requesting that all parties that want to nominate candidates for the various awards submit their nomination packages (to encompass the […]
What are the health effects of exposure to petroleum products?
Health effects from exposure to petroleum products vary depending on the concentration of the substance and the length of time that one is exposed. Breathing petroleum vapors can cause nervous system effects (such as headache, nausea, and dizziness) and respiratory irritation. Very high exposure can cause coma and death. Liquid petroleum products which come in […]
July 2021 Hat’s Off Award
Ms. Jessica Reavy, (Inventory and Admin Manager, Swissport, Las Vegas NV) – has been a Swissport employee for nine years. During this timeframe she has dedicated her talents in scheduling the fuel demands of all the airlines arriving and departing through McCarran International airport. In the past year this position hasn’t come without challenges. She has had to schedule […]
Will This Be History Remembered?
On Jan. 22 a historical flight was made when a KLM jet took off from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and landed safely in Madrid. This was the world’s first flight using synthetic kerosene, made from CO2, water and renewable energy. The passengers on the flight were informed and this represents a big step for the industry […]
CISA, FBI Issues Ransomware Best Practices Advisory
This week’s ransomware attack on a major US pipeline underscores a growing threat to US fuels and other critical infrastructure. Is it just a matter of time before a federal entity or the DoD becomes a target of these kinds of attacks? DarkSide, a malicious cyber entity used a ransomware attack against a pipeline company’s network. […]
FSII Supply Chain Strained
From Our Friends at NATA: February’s winter storms have led to shortages and disruptions in the supply of Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII)—an approved anti-icing additive used with jet fuel—after causing significant freeze damage to processing and safety systems at two main U.S. glycol ethers supply locations. “At this time, our best advice is to evaluate […]
Steel Camel Shares Recent Work
Steel Camel shared with us some pictures from a recent job dealing with fuel injector issues and cloudy diesel. This small mobile unit is perfect for shops with lots of mobile equipment and smaller above ground tanks.
How the Navy pumps 1.3 million gallons of fuel into an aircraft carrier without ever pulling into port
This month, for the first time in two years, the Navy’s new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, received fuel during a replenishment at sea. Replenishment at sea is one of the most dangerous operations sailors can perform, and its what keeps the carrier operating without having to return to port. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]