2020 Global Bunker Fuel Sulphur regulation: what does it mean and can it be done?
Following entry into force of MARPOL Annex VI the permitted Sulphur content of fuels from ships will reduce from 3.50% to 0.50% globally, effective 1 January, 2020.
In 2017, the International Energy Agency commented:
“[This] is easily the most dramatic change in fuel specifications in any oil product market on such a large scale…. with road fuel specifications tightening globally…. there is no certainty there will be enough hydro-desulphurization capacity ……. to meet all of the incremental demand.”
To comply, shipowners/operators must either invest in exhaust gas after-treatment to remove Sulphur or use 0.50% Sulphur Marine Diesel and/or the use of heavier low Sulphur petroleum fractions or blends.
This session explores various aspects of the issue and features speakers from the International Maritime Organization, BP, Marine and Energy Consulting, ExxonMobil, and the African Refiners and Distributors Association.
When: Thursday February 22nd 14:30 – 16:00
Where: Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel, London