Oakland may house fuel business for United

Friday October 11, 2002

OAKLAND — The city of Oakland could become the West Coast headquarters of United Airline’s fuel purchasing and supply subsidiary, United Aviation Fuels Corp. 

Officials with the city and the airlines said the potential deal would benefit both parties. City Council members could consider the matter next week. 

Oakland would collect an estimated $3 million a year in sales-tax revenue from the fuel business — and would return nearly $2 million to United headquarters in “business inventive payments.” 

United spokesman Jeff Green said Oakland seemed a logical choice for the West Coast purchasing headquarters because of its significant maintenance operation and future airport expansion plans.