December 2006

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HPIn Europe: Tanker group: Marine distillate not fuel oil from 2010

My friend who runs an oil tanker business has just heard from his trade organization that it has made a submission in a working group that high-sulfur and low-sulfur fuel oil should be replaced by a n..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

My friend who runs an oil tanker business has just heard from his trade organization that it has made a submission in a working group that high-sulfur and low-sulfur fuel oil should be replaced by a new clean marine distillate by 2010. At today's prices, the change would double the cost of fueling his family's rather substantial fleet at every port in the world. The association is Intertanko, whose members are independent owners and operators of oil and product tankers. They have found themselves under increasing pressure to absorb capital and operating costs and for the abatement of emissions onboard ship. With revisions to an important international air pollution treaty raining in from i

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