Fuel at a private airport

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Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Gary Moore on Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm

What are the legal options for getting 100LL at a private airport? Does anyone have any ideas?

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Ronald Levy on Apr 12, 2019 3:35 pm

Are you looking to sell to others or just pump your own fuel?  Big difference there.

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Woody Lesikar on Apr 15, 2019 11:29 am

Are you interested in putting in a self service tank or you interested in bringing fuel onto the airport in your own tank?
Woody Lesikar
Airport Manager
IWS

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Max Reason on Apr 15, 2019 2:14 pm

If your private airport will be small and attract mostly or many small airplanes (LSA, experimental, etc), you might very well be better off just offering 91+ octane mogas (premium automobile gasoline).  Or if you offer 100LL, also offer 91+ mogas.  There are a great many Rotax 912 powered small airplanes out there these days, and the number just keeps growing.  Many of them will flock to your airport/airstrip if they could fill up with 91+ mogas instead of engine clogging 100LL.

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Richard Campbell on Apr 22, 2019 10:00 am

Especially if you could offer ethanol-free unleaded mogas.

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Jeffrey Mirsepasy on Apr 22, 2019 12:12 pm

Max and Richard didn’t address the question at all.  I hope someone does.

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Gerald Eberhard on Apr 22, 2019 12:22 pm

Most fuel bays are now installed above ground, with massive (expensive) fuel spill mitigation requirements.  I suggest purchasing a (used) fuel truck, or two and coordinating with a nearby airport to have your bowser fueled when they receive their fuel. 

Re: Fuel at a private airport

Posted by Bill Hartman on Apr 22, 2019 5:22 pm

Original question is too vague.
(100 LL has more rulesl
>Public Use private airport?
>Your private airport?
>Shared private airport?
>Someone else's  private fuel you want access to?
>is commercial fuel for sale there?
>your fuel to sell to others?
>your fuel for your use?
etc. 
>do you want fuel delivered?
>do you want to haul your own fuel?
etc.
.......
Issues:
FIRE CODES, TAX CODES, DOT REGS, EPA REGS
Fire code: storage and handling
Tax code: where and when paid
DOT: transport quantity limited w/o permits.
EPA: storage and transport. Water pollution.... 
etc.

This is serious stuff.