Jet Fuel Shortages Plague Western States Struggling To Keep Up With Tourists, Raging Fires

Jet Fuel Shortages Plague Western States Struggling To Keep Up With Tourists, Raging Fires


Tourists and others flying to gain access to Southern Montana and Yellowstone National Park faced delays and rerouted flights on Sunday after airlines at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana experienced a diminished supply of commercial jet fuel that is plaguing Western states.

In just 24 hours, at least 10 flights experienced schedule and route modifications after their respective airlines struggled to find enough fuel to carry passengers to their destinations scattered across the U.S. By Monday, the airport was back to its originally scheduled programming but administrators are still cautious and aware of the unpredictability that the rest of the summer holds.

Like other industries suffering under rising demand, looming inflation, and price hikes, jet fuel is not immune to the supply-chain issues that outlive the government-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns that caused them. Between a higher demand for travel, fire suppression efforts to contain what is turning into the “worst wildfire season in a decade,” and a lack of drivers

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