Update: according to ArgusMedia, profits at the "Delta refinery" helped "stem" rising jet fuel costs. The byline is "Houston." From the article:
- the highest refinery profits since 2015 helped to cut Delta Air Lines' second quarter fuel costs by 4¢/USG, the airline said today
- the 185,000 b/d refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, reported a $45mn profit on sharply-higher third-party fuel sales compared to the same quarter last year. Third-party refinery sales — the sale of non-jet fuel produced at Trainer — generated $216mn, compared to $67mn in the same quarter of 2017.
- Delta plans to take the refinery down in the fourth quarter for extensive maintenance