US jet fuel demand plunges in aftermath of terrorist attacks

10/22/2001
US jet fuel deliveries fell nearly 10% in September due to reduced air travel following terrorist attacks, the American Petroleum Institute reported last week.API blamed those incidents and a lackluster economy for a 3.7% drop in the month's petroleum product deliveries compared with September 2000.Deliveries downUS petroleum product deliveries, a key measure of consumer demand, declined 1.6% in the third quarter, the first quarterly drop since 1997.With commercial airlines grounded for several days, followed by reduced flight schedules, kerosine jet fuel deliveries of 1.581 million b/d were down 9.7% compared with September a year ago. Jet fuel production of 1.46 million b/d was down...
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