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Air BP into-plane fuelling services

Air BP into-plane fuelling services
ALC carbon outcome Offsetting carbon produced
Geographic scope Global
GHG saved/offset

16,000 tonnes CO₂e [Jul 2018-Jun 2019]

Information on methodology and/or basis

In October 2016, Air BP became the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its global into-plane fuelling operations. The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are quantified starting from the point at which fuel is delivered to onsite airport storage facilities, through to the sale of fuel ‘at the aircraft wing tip’. Carbon credits are purchased to offset those emissions and the programme is verified by an independent certifier. Air BP aims to retain its carbon neutral status and has a 10-year carbon reduction plan, first introduced in 2016. This targets a 5% carbon intensity reduction in GHG emissions over 10 years against a 2016 baseline period related to its operations using a range of initiatives. For example:


  • Improved efficiency using vehicle technologies such as start/ stop mechanisms.
  • Vehicle fleet upgrades to improve engine efficiency and reduce diesel consumption.
  • Variable-speed electric drives for fuel pumps, which help match electricity usage with fuel flow.
  • Maximizing the options for using biofuels in airport refuelling vehicles.
  • Introducing lower carbon initiatives such as installing solar panels on airport fuel depots, using flow switches to automatically turn off pumps, investing in facilities to remove the need for vehicles and using electric fuelling vehicles.


Any residual emissions are offset through our carbon offsetting programme, BP Target Neutral (BPTN), on an annual basis.