January 2019

Trends & Resources

Industry Perspectives: What challenges will 2019 bring to the global HPI?

In the December 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, we detailed our editorial opinion on the most likely route that shippers will take to adhere to new International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur regulations.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the December 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, we detailed our editorial opinion on the most likely route that shippers will take to adhere to new International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur regulations. The IMO’s Sulfur Cap regulation calls for the sulfur content in marine fuels to decrease from 3.5% to 0.5%. The new regulation will go into effect in 2020. Hydrocarbon Processing provided three scenarios to our global audience. Those options included: Burn low-sulfur, compliant fuels Install scrubbers Utilize alternative fuels (e.g., LNG). After careful evaluation and research, the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing concluded that the most likely route shippers will take

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