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United Hedged 37 Percent of Second-Quarter Jet Fuel Needs

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- United Continental Holdings Inc. hedged 37 percent of its jet-fuel requirements for the second quarter of 2012.

The Chicago-based carrier said on a conference call today that it locked in its needs at an average Gulf Coast jet fuel equivalent of $3.18 a gallon and that 36 percent of its expected fuel consumption for the second half of the year is hedged.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mario Parker in Chicago at mparker22@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net

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