In recent years, the jet fuel infrastructure has undergone significant expansion at the Vancouver International Airport in order to keep pace with the Vancouver Airport Authority’s passenger terminal development program. The facilities consist of a jet fuel storage tank farm, an underground jet fuel hydrant system, a tanker truck jet fuel loading compound, and gasoline and diesel storage and distribution facilities.
Jet fuel is delivered into the tank farm by pipeline and tanker truck, and is distributed to aircraft gates through the hydrant system or by refuelling tanker, depending upon the location of the gate.
Facility administration services and tank farm management services are provided by the Canadian Fuel Consortia. Into-plane fuelling services are not consortium based, and are managed individually by each airline. Approximately 96,000 flights are fuelled annually at the airport.