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JPTS stands for Jet Propellant Thermally Stable (high thermal stability, high altitude fuel), and was created specifically for the U2 spy plane.

The United States Air Force currently spends approximately $ 10 million dollars annually on fuel support for the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. The U-2 utilizes a specially designed jet fuel known as JPTS since the aircraft's development in the 1950's. JPTS is a specialty fuel used only by the U-2 and is produced by two oil refineries in the United States. As such, it has limited worldwide availability and costs over three times the per-gallon price of the Air Force's primary jet fuel, JP-8.

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