Rosneft Starts Russia Far East VLSFO Supply

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday September 25, 2019

Rosneft has commenced the supply of IMO2020 grade 0.50% sulfur bunkers in the Russia Far East market via its RN Bunker LLC subsidiary.

The product, which it refers to as RMLS 40, is a maximum 0.50% sulfur content fuel with a typical viscosity of 9-40 cSt and a density of 991.0 kg/m3 at 15°C.

The fuel is produced in Rosneft’s Komsomolsk Refinery in Khabarovsk Territory.

The supplier's first 200 mt stem was lifted by an unnamed bulk carrier in Nakhodka.

With several major bunker markets still to see avails of IMO2020 grade material, the Russia Far East market has been a relatively early mover for VLSFO supply, with 0.50%S product having been offered at a number of the region's ports since May.