January, 2020
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It would take at least three months to add refinery infrastructure and adjust production plans, according to an official at a Sinopec plant.
Don't Expect to See China VLSFO Supply Boost Before Q2: Reuters
The consultancy cited the SARS epidemic in 2003 in analysing the potential impact on the tanker market if the virus spreads further.
Coronavirus May Cause 'Short-Term Headwinds' for Tanker Market: Analyst
China is set to apply a value added tax rebate on fuel oil from 1 February.
Chinese Exporters Seek Combined 24 Million Tonnes of Fuel Oil Export Quotas: Platts
Pakistan's government has advised shipowners with scrubbers either to switch to compliant fuels or to operate them in closed-loop mode when visiting the port.
Port of Karachi Joins Open-Loop Scrubber Ban Club
Suppliers have been purchasing debunkered HSFO from shipowners at a discount to resell it to others with scrubbers equipped to their vessels.
Shipowners Debunkering HSFO in Hong Kong Ahead of Carriage Ban: Platts
Costank (S) Pte Ltd no longer on MPA's official list of licensed suppliers.
Singapore Bunker Supplier Count Falls to 45
The company may also start buying crude from Russia, its chairman told Reuters.
Indian Oil to Produce More Than 1 Million mt of VLSFO in 2020: Reuters
Some ships have been waiting at Singapore for as long as three weeks, according to the shipping intelligence service.
PIL Still Facing Singapore VLSFO Delays: Alphaliner
29 out of the 45 bunker suppliers registered in Singapore have VSLFO available, according to the MPA.
MPA Says Two Thirds of Singapore Bunker Suppliers Have VLSFO Available
It remains unclear whether China's MSA will seek to impose fines for the infractions.
China Uncovers Two Cases of IMO 2020 Non-Compliance: Standard Club