Aviation Fuel Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of our Focus on Fuel series. In the previous two articles, we looked at the different types of aviation fuel, and compared the efficiency of popular models of business aircraft. Read on to find out more about the pricing and availability of aviation fuel around the world.

Where Can I Refuel?

The most common types of fuel are readily available throughout the world. It is usually straightforward to arrange for a fuel uplift, land and replenish your supply. Some regional variations may apply for different types of fuel. Generally speaking, availability is as follows:

Jet-A: Available throughout North America. Less common in other regions.
Jet-A1: The predominant Jet fuel in the rest of the world. Used interchangeably with Jet-A.
TS-1: The main Jet fuel for Russia and CIS states.
Jet B: Available for operations in extremely cold climates only, such as Northern Canada.
Avgas: Used worldwide, but can be trickier to obtain in certain areas, particularly Africa, China and the Middle East.

Global Variations in Jet Fuel Prices

Fuel prices tend to vary from region to region, and are subject to frequent fluctuations according to global market conditions. The single biggest influence on the price of aviation fuel is the price of crude oil. Recent years have seen an increase in oil production in countries including Canada, Iraq and Russia, which has helped to keep the cost per barrel relatively low globally. The introduction of new technologies such as fracking has also resulted in a surge in production in the United States. However prices are subject to change at a moments notice, and depend largely on the available supply and demand at any given time.

Global Fuel Prices - Oil Refinery

The price of crude oil is the biggest influence on the cost of Jet fuel. Prices have stayed relatively low in recent years, due to an increase in production.

The below table gives an indication of what you can expect to pay per US Gallon of Jet fuel in a variety of locations around the world. Note that prices given are for illustrative purposes only. These values are intended to provide a broad comparison of prevailing prices posted at airports in different countries.

Country City Average Jet A / Jet A-1 Price
(US Dollars per US Gallon, excluding tax)
 Argentina Buenos Aires 2.00 – 2.50
 Australia Canberra 2.50 – 3.00
 Belgium Brussels 1.50 – 2.00
 Brazil Brasília 2.00 – 2.50
 Canada Ottawa 3.00 – 3.50
 Chile Santiago 2.00 – 2.50
 China Beijing 1.50 – 2.00
 Czech Republic Prague 1.50 – 2.00
 Egypt Cairo 2.00 – 2.50
 France Paris 2.00 – 2.50
 Germany Berlin 2.00 – 2.50
 India New Delhi 1.50 – 2.00
 Italy Rome 1.50 – 2.00
 Japan Tokyo 1.50 – 2.00
 Maldives Malé 2.50 – 3.00
 Mexico Mexico City 2.00 – 2.50
 Morocco Rabat 2.00 – 2.50
 Nigeria Abuja 2.00 – 2.50
 Spain Madrid 1.50 – 2.00
 Sweden Stockholm 1.50 – 2.00
 Thailand Bangkok 1.50 – 2.00
 Ukraine Kiev 2.10 – 2.60
 United Arab  Emirates Abu Dhabi 1.50 – 2.00
 United Kingdom London 2.00 – 2.50
 United States Teterboro 8.00 – 8.50 *

The table above focuses on the capital cities of some frequently visited countries. As you can see, the price for a gallon of Jet fuel seems exceptionally high in Teterboro*. Fuel does tend to be more expensive overall in the United States, however prices are not this high everywhere. The rates vary according to the size of the city and the airport used. Big cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles usually have higher rates, especially at major international airports which cater mostly to commercial airlines. There are plenty of FBOs at smaller airports across the United States which offer fuel at more competitive rates. Contact our fuel team to obtain the best available prices for your next trip to the US.

Global Fuel Prices - Gulfstream G450

Filling the tank of your Gulfstream G450 will cost considerably more in Teterboro or Van Nuys. Contact Jetex for the best available fuel prices.

How About Avgas?

Depending where in the world you are flying, you can expect to pay between 4.70 – 10.00 USD per USG for Avgas.

The small piston-driven aircraft which run on Avgas usually operate within a limited area. As these planes generally make shorter journeys, operators tend to obtain their fuel from a regular local supplier.

Country City Average Avgas Price
(US Dollars per US Gallon, excluding tax)
 Argentina Buenos Aires 5.00 – 6.00
 Australia Canberra 6.00 – 7.00
 Brazil Brasília 6.00- 8.00
 Canada Ottawa 9.00 – 10.00
 Chile Santiago 4.00 – 5.00
 Czech Republic Prague 7.00 – 8.00
 France Paris 7.00 – 8.00
 Germany Berlin 7.00 – 8.00
 India New Delhi 8.00 – 9.00
 Spain Madrid 6.00 – 8.00
 Sweden Stockholm 5.00 – 6.00
 Thailand Bangkok 7.00 – 8.00
 United Arab  Emirates Abu Dhabi 7.00 – 8.00
 United Kingdom London 9.00 – 10.00
 United States Washington D.C. 8.00 – 9.00

Refuel with Jetex, Worldwide

Looking for a dependable source of aviation fuel? Jetex offers access to an extensive global network of providers at more than 2,000 locations across six continents. We have approved suppliers in every corner of the globe, making it easy to obtain a reliable and competitively priced fuel source wherever you may be traveling.

All of our fuel providers are subject to a stringent auditing process to ensure the highest quality fuel is delivered at all times. For locations where we do not already have approved providers in place, our staff on the ground will work with local handling teams to obtain a fuel supply you can depend on.

Jetex VAT Exemption Program

Did you know its possible to save on your fuel bill in many destinations through our VAT exemption program? Jetex offers VAT compliant invoicing across 19 European countries. To fully enjoy the benefits of VAT exemption, it is important to work with a reseller that understands the rules and regulations which apply for each country. Jetex has a wealth of experience in this area, and will ensure that your billing remains fully compliant at all times.

Our VAT program currently extends to the following countries:

Austria France Portugal
Belgium Germany Republic of Ireland
Bulgaria Italy Romania
Canary Islands Netherlands Spain
Cyprus Norway Switzerland
Czech Republic Poland United Kingdom

Contact our team today to find out if you are eligible to enroll in our VAT exemption program by calling +971 4 212 4000 or email fueldispatch@jetex.com.

Further Reading

This article concludes our Focus on Fuel series. In case you missed Parts One and Two, please find the links below:

Focus on Fuel Part One: Different Types of Aviation Fuel
Focus on Fuel Part Two: Fuel Efficiency of Popular Business Aircraft

If you have any questions regarding fuel pricing or availability for your next trip, simply contact Fuel Team using the details below. Our expert team will be delighted to assist you!

T: +971 4 212 4000
E: fueldispatch@jetex.com