Proposed by Flint Hills Resources

Bastrop-Austin Texas Pipeline

To provide a reliable fuel supply both now and into the future.

fueling the austin airport

Uninterrupted Access to Fuel Supply

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is expected to get busier every year, with demand for jet fuel growing, leading to more fuel trucks on the roads. Reliability issues with truck deliveries contribute to operational challenges at the airport and can impact flights.

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The Bastrop-Austin Texas Pipeline will enable airlines to meet the current demand for Jet-A fuel and will fulfill future needs for projected growth. Eliminating the need for daily fuel tanker trucks, the pipeline will provide a safer and more reliable method of delivering the airport the fuel it needs every day.

Aviation Fuel Delivery

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the largest airport in the nation that relies on daily truck shipments for its supply of jet fuel. Currently, the airport requires more than 100 tanker trucks daily to supply the approximately 700,000 gallons of jet fuel it needs on a daily basis, with demand rapidly growing.

The Project

The proposed 10-inch pipeline will transport Jet-A fuel from the existing Flint Hills Resources fuel terminal in Bastrop, TX, to the Austin airport, eliminating the need for daily fuel tanker trucks on Austin roadways and providing a safer and more reliable method of delivering the airport the fuel it needs every day.

The Pipeline

The Bastrop-Austin Texas Pipeline (BATX) will be owned by Flint Hills Resources affiliate BATX Pipeline, LLC. The pipeline will be privately funded, constructed, and operated by Flint Hills Resources, the main supplier of Austin’s transportation fuel needs for over three decades. In Texas, Flint Hills Resources owns and operates 10 terminals for fuels and more than 1,500 miles of pipelines.

About the Pipeline

Lack of reliable fuel supply causes operational issues that can affect people’s travel experience and harm Austin’s image as a premier travel destination and quality place to live and work. Uninterrupted access to fuel supply is critical to improving the reliability of air travel to and from the Austin airport.


The pipeline is more energy efficient than the more than a hundred two-way trips by 18-wheeler trucks that are currently necessary for supplying the airport with fuel every day. 18-wheeler trucks contribute to highway and city street congestion, requiring a left-hand turn across traffic on Highway 183 at Metropolis Drive.


The current just-in-time, truck-dependent system has been prone to reliability issues, which affect airport operations. This can cause airlines to require additional onboard fuel when serving the Austin market and impact passenger service. Since 2019, there have been numerous fuel shortage alerts at the airport impacting operations.


According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pipelines are the most commonly used and safest method of transporting energy resources.

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The Flint Hills Resources right-of-way team has begun door-to-door interactions and has hired a contractor to initiate the survey process soon. Land contractors will provide