February, 2020
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Now that 2020 is here, one of the serious issues is one of safety of the VLSFO fuel; the other one is price.
Proposed 2020-Compliant VLSFO Specs
Meanwhile, signs indicate that Russia is close to participating in output cuts.
Surprise Jump For Crude As New Cases Of Coronavirus Decline
With Euronav and Maersk now backing away from earlier criticism of scrubbers the industry's most powerful opponents have recanted.
VIEWPOINT: Does Euronav's VLCC Purchase Signal an End to the War on Scrubbers?
Thousands of VLSFO blends have been tested, with none showing higher aromatic content than HSFO.
Bureau Veritas Reports VLSFO Aromatic Content No Higher Than HSFO
DNV GL anticipates a significant pick-up of both interest and investments in all alternative fuels in 2020.
2019 Was a Record Year for Alternative Bunker Fuels
Meanwhile, demand growth forecast at less than 1 million bpd.
Forecast of Coronavirus Peaking Buoys Crude; All Eyes Now On OPEC To Deliver Deeper Cuts
ICCT suggests tougher targets needed to meet 2050 GHG goals.
Shipping's 'Carbon Intensity' Falls on Slow Steaming: Study
The company has chartered the Bergen Troll and the Northern Skaggerrak.
Greenergy Charters Two Barges in UK and Irish Waters
Shipowners without scrubbers need to get rid of any HSFO remaining onboard by March 1.
FEATURE: Suppliers Buy Back $1/MT Debunkered HSFO as Shipowners Brace for IMO Carriage Ban
One analyst believes oil demand is headed toward contraction.
Crude Hits 13 Month Low As Coronavirus Fears Intensify