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.
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.
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.
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.
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.