October 24, 2008 |
JetBlue Airways Corp., the U.S. carrier partly owned by Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa, posted a third-quarter loss of $4 million as fuel costs rose. The loss of 2 cents a share compared with net income of $23 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier, the New York-based airline said. The results included a gain of $26 million from contracts that locked in some fuel prices in advance. Sales rose 18% to $902 million. Shares of JetBlue rose 1 cent to $5.02.
April 3, 2005
The Longhorn is a large, just-finished pipeline running from outside Houston to El Paso, where a connecting pipeline was supposed to deliver the fuel to Tucson and Phoenix ("Fuel Pipeline Built, but Relief Isn't Delivered," March 26). This was expected to relieve Arizona's heavy dependence on California for gasoline and other petroleum products. It amazes me that the preliminary planning did not reveal that the connecting pipeline was already too full, that the Longhorn ends in a bottleneck and that a new connecting pipeline will have to be built.
January 18, 2000 |
From Wagga Wagga to Wee Waa, Andamooka to Lightning Ridge, towns in the vast Australian Outback depend on small planes to deliver the mail, dust crops, round up cattle, shuttle schoolchildren, bring in doctors and evacuate patients with medical emergencies. But 11 days ago, half the nation's light aircraft were grounded because of contaminated aviation fuel that thickens when it contacts copper and brass engine parts, raising the risk of clogged fuel lines and motors stalling in flight.
February 8, 1990 |
Compact fuel cells that convert a mixture of gases into electricity could one day power everything from portable telephones to electric cars, using a new technology unveiled Wednesday by scientists for Bell Communications Research in New Jersey.
October 29, 1999 |
Building on information gathered since the in-flight explosion of TWA Flight 800 three years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a mandatory fuel tank design review Thursday for nearly all of the nation's commercial air fleet--both jets and propeller-driven aircraft. The proposal covers all commercial aircraft that carry 30 or more passengers, a total of about 6,000 aircraft. An FAA spokeswoman said the proposal covers more than 90% of U.S.
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June 30, 1999
A charter plane that clipped two school buses in an emergency landing near Van Nuys Airport had no fuel left in its main tanks and fewer than six gallons in auxiliary tanks, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Further studies will be conducted to determine if the remaining fuel was sufficient to sustain engine power during an angled descent for landing, said Bob Crispin, NTSB air safety investigator.
June 15, 2005 |
While Americans fume at high gasoline prices, Carolina Rossini is the essence of Brazilian cool at the pump. Like tens of thousands of her countrymen, she is running her zippy red Fiat on pure ethanol extracted from Brazilian sugar cane. On a recent morning in Brazil's largest city, the clear liquid was selling for less than half the price of gasoline, a sweet deal for the 26-year-old lawyer.
August 22, 2007 |
The European Union agreed to resume funding fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip's main power plant after receiving assurances that it will have oversight to ensure revenue is not diverted to the Hamas movement that controls the territory. Starved of EU-funded and Israeli-supplied fuel, the plant had cut off power to large parts of the territory. Kanaan Abaid, deputy chairman of the Palestinian Energy Authority in Gaza, said full power should be restored by midday today.
September 29, 2007 |
washington -- President Bush on Friday authorized the first U.S. shipment of heavy fuel oil to North Korea in five years, a reward to the regime in Pyongyang for its agreement to end its nuclear programs. The president's order means that the United States soon will send 50,000 metric tons of fuel worth about $25 million to the impoverished and isolated Stalinist government.
October 24, 1989 |
Californians must significantly increase use of methanol and other alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel if they ever are to meet air quality standards, a state panel has advised the Legislature. In its report, the California Advisory Board on Air Quality and Fuels said one-third of reductions in smog-forming nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons planned for Southern California over the next two decades depend on wide use of alternative fuels.