Retail fuel shortage expected on air station and base

11 May 2021 | Communication Strategy & Operations Marine Corps Installations East

The air station and base are currently receiving only limited supplies of commercial fuel due to a supply line issue affecting the Colonial Pipeline, which provides 40% of the fuel to this region.

This afternoon, only two gas stations will be receiving deliveries of fuel:  

Central Marine Mart (next to Domino’s, open 4 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
MCAS New River (open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) 

Between Wednesday and Friday, the only gas stations receiving periodic commercial fuel deliveries will be:  

Central Marine Mart (4 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
HWY 172 Marine Mart (Courthouse Bay)  (5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.)  
MCAS New River Marine Mart (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
Gonzales Marine Mart (Diesel only) (6 a.m. – 6 p.m.) **No additional shipments are planned at this time. Diesel will be available until available stock is depleted.  

Please visit for weekend hours of operation. 

For the time being, please refuel only primary vehicles and limit purchases to no more than $40.  Do not refuel portable fuel containers.   
Please lineup for gas in an orderly fashion, wait patiently, and do not block traffic on main roads.  Do not travel unnecessarily, carpool when possible, and ask your chain of command about telework options.