October 2003

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HPIn Europe: Marine fuel set to tax refiners and ship owners

For some time now, the European Commission has been looking at the problem of emissions from ships - both inland and seagoing - as part of its concerns over emissions control and the ro..

Pitt, R., European Refining & Marketing

For some time now, the European Commission has been looking at the problem of emissions from ships - both inland and seagoing - as part of its concerns over emissions control and the role that emissions play in global warming. In the latest move, the EC issued an amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulfur content of marine fuels. However, the EC has expressed growing concern about the amount of environmental pollution in the vicinity of ports, particularly those with heavy traffic and serviced by long-distance, oceangoing vessels. The

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