BP donates jet fuel to COVID-19 U.S. relief efforts

BP is donating 3 million gallons of jet fuel to FedEx and Alaska Airlines to support the timely delivery of personal protective equipment and other essential goods to areas of the U.S. at greatest risk for COVID-19.

The donation to FedEx Express, supplied by Air BP, will be used solely for international air transportation to and from the U.S. to deliver critical medical supplies, including gloves, gowns, ventilators and masks, that support the effort to fight COVID-19. The fuel will be supplied by BP’s Whiting refinery in Whiting, Indiana delivered to Chicago’s O’Hare International airport; and by BP’s Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Washington delivered to Seattle-Tacoma International airport.

The Alaska Airlines donation will assist it as it steps up to restore air service to several remote Alaska communities recently cut off after a local carrier declared bankruptcy.  It will support the supply chain, delivering food, medical supplies, mail and emergency passenger services to these communities.  The fuel will be supplied by BP’s Cherry Point Refinery and delivered to Seattle-Tacoma International airport. 

Carbon emissions from the fuel donated by BP will be offset through the BP Target Neutral program using certified U.S. carbon offset projects.  These fuel donations allow the program to retire certified carbon credits that were generated by projects around the world that reduced carbon emissions.  

This donation builds on our recent support frontline workers through our offer of free coffee and refreshments to all first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital workers at participating am/pm stores throughout Washington.