Fuels - Policy & Regulation

Assessment of Fuel Oil Availability - IMO Study 2020

Stratas Advisors looked at how crude slate, refinery processing capacity, fuel specification, hydrogen requirement, sulfur removal capacity and refinery fuel specification influences the production and the marine fuel globally. 

Stratas Advisors
Nov 30, 2016

Concerns Emerge Over Meeting Sulfur Limit In Marine Fuels

The 70th meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met in London Oct. 24 through 28, and has set Jan. 1, 2020 as the entry-into-force date of the 0.5% global sulfur in marine fuel cap.

Rene Gonzalez
Oct 31, 2016

ICAO Reaches Historic Aviation Emissions Accord

In Montreal earlier this month, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)—a United Nations body of 191 countries—reached an agreement to curb greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation after 2020. 

Oct 11, 2016

API CK-4/FA-4 Is Coming: What Do Fleet Owners Need To Know?

On Dec. 1, the North American lubricants industry will witness its biggest specification overhaul in history with the launch of new API (American Petroleum Institute) heavy-duty diesel engine oils: CK-4 and FA-4.

Brian Humphrey, Contributor
Oct 7, 2016

MECL, 20|20 Marine Energy To Collaborate On IMO Sulfur Regulations Impact Study

Marine Energy Consulting Ltd. (MECL) and 20|20 Marine Energy recently announced that they will work together on a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Annex VI global sulfur regulations on the shipping industry, which mandate the use of bunker fuels with a sulfur content of less than 0.5% on a global basis.

Oct 7, 2016

Latin America Improves Fuel Quality, Sets Sights On Future Emission Standards

Sulfur reduction in diesel and gasoline continues to be the main factor that drives changes to fuel specifications and policies in Latin America.

Stratas Advisors
Sep 29, 2016