Ribbon Cutting Celebrates the Successful Completion of the Long-Anticipated LASFuel LVA Pipeline at Harry Reid International Airport
As part of the 2022 annual LASFUEL consortium meeting, key project leaders involved in the planning, funding, design, permitting, and construction of the LVA Pipeline gathered to celebrate the completion of the new strategic infrastructure supplying jet fuel to LAS Harry Reid International Airport and other Las Vegas airports.
This innovative, future-forward project is a culmination of years of strategic thinking, careful planning, and persistent teamwork between the Las Vegas Department of Aviation, Clark County, LASFUEL, and many permitting authorities, partners and vendors.
About the Project
To support the increasing demand for Jet-A fuel at Harry Reid International Airport and five additional smaller airports in Southern Nevada, Clark County established the Blue Ribbon Commission in 2005 to evaluate various scenarios for future secure fuel delivery of the region. Argus has served the project as an technical advisor since these early days of drafting the Blue Ribbon report. Ultimately, the LASFUEL Airline Consortium elected to negotiate a connection agreement with Kinder Morgan and construct a new 3.6-mile pipeline spur off an 8-inch and 14-inch pipeline and into new infrastructure at the LAS airport fuel storage facility. The new pipeline extends through downtown Las Vegas and includes crossing under Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard. Argus has served as program manager and owner's rep throughout the two major phases of the complex design, permitting, and construction process.
In the May 2022 edition of Airport Improvement Magazine they share a comprehensive look at the complexities of this roughly $70 million initiative, funded entirely by the local fuel consortium, that began in the early 2000s.