Airlines petition U.S. agency for action on fuel shortages at Nevada airport

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - A trade group representing major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines and others on Tuesday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to take emergency action to address fuel shortages at Reno-Tahoe Airport in Nevada through August.

Airlines for America and World Fuel Services asked FERC to temporarily provide priority treatment to jet fuel shipments, saying it is "necessary to prevent jet fuel shortages, canceled flights, and disruption to critical passenger and cargo transportation at Reno-Tahoe International Airport throughout August."

The group said some airlines and cargo carriers have been without access to fuel since July 23. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese)

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