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Heathrow asks airlines to carry excess fuel despite carbon impact

Airlines flying to Heathrow have been told to carry as much fuel as possible in their tanks because of supply problems at Britain’s largest airport, in a controversial practice that can increase carbon emissions. Heathrow airport advised airlines to carry excess fuel on the way to London and to avoid carrying too much when departing, citing supply issues, in a notice sent on Sunday. The notice covered nine days from Sunday 23 July to Monday 31 July. Heathrow said there had been no impact on passengers or flights from the request. Fuel tankering is controversial because the practice significantly increases the weight of kerosene stored in the aircraft’s wings. That extra weight increases the amount of fuel burned on a flight, and therefore its carbon footprint. Yet despite the extra cost and carbon emissions, it can be financially worthwhile for airlines if fuel is cheaper at one airport than at another. Read more as written by Jasper Jolly from The Guardian :

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  • Kevin

    42 w

    Very frustrating

    • john linus Tom

      42 w

      This is too bad

      • Harrison wambui

        43 w

        So absurd

        • We Don't Have Time

          43 w

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          • Jane Wangui

            44 w

            London should really look into this.Otherwise they are trekking backwards away from this fight.

            • Videlis Eddie

              47 w

              This is wrong.... people should start careering about the environment

              • Rashid Kamau

                43 w

                @videlis_wanjiru We need to care because the environment is at risk from climate change.

              • winnie nguru

                47 w

                Wrong on all aspects

                • Harrison wambui

                  47 w

                  Sad news

                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    47 w

                    what sad news. This so reckless

                    • rosebellendiritu

                      47 w

                      Such directives clearly shows they don't care.

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