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Chinese oil company Sinopec has produced its first lot of low sulfur bunker fuel
6,000 metric tonnes have been produced by its Shangahi refinery, according to Reuters citing a company publication.
The Shanghai plant is first in China to produce IMO2020-compliant product.
From the start of next year, all ships must use bunker fuel capped at 0.5% sulfur unless they have the necessary equipment installed, called scrubbers, to remove excess sulfur from their emissions. Ships failing to comply with the regulation could face prosecution.