Four tanks will hold 30,000 gallons each of Jet A commercial aircraft fuel and a 12,000-gallon tank will service all private aircraft.
An empty 30,000-gallon fuel tank weighs 24,200 pounds.
The final fuel tank is nursed into place.
The five above ground fuel tanks are located just off the runway and nearer gates for better service, according to GSP officials.
Cerulean, GSP’s new fixed base operator, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will service all aircraft. The fuel farm is scheduled to begin service Dec. 15.
Four tanks will hold 30,000 gallons each of Jet A commercial aircraft fuel and a 12,000-gallon tank will service all private aircraft. The 130,000-capacity represents two less 20,000-gallon tanks from the former fuel farm.
World Fuel Services, headquartered in Miami, is the new fuel supplier.
The new fuel farm is at the south end of GSP Drive. It replaces the one being operated by Air BP and Stevens Aviation.
“The above ground tanks are more environmentally friendly and they are closer to the runway and gates for better service,” Rosalyn Weston, GSP spokeswoman, said.
The tanks will need to be refilled every two-three days.
New tanker trucks – one 10,000 gallons and others at 7,000 gallons – will deliver the fuel to the aircraft.
Weston gave an example of how much fuel is used at GSP at least twice a week. The 747-400 Freighter being used for new international cargo service between GSP and Germany takes on between 20,000 and 25,000 gallons of fuel each time it arrives at GSP, Weston noted.
Did you know?
24,200 = pounds per empty 30,000 fuel tank.
162,140 = pounds of jet fuel per full tank
186,340 = total weight