AlwaysFree: India’s BPCL Exports First IMO 2020-Compliant VLSFO


Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) has become India’s first exporter of very low-sulfur fuel oil that complies with the IMO’s new regulations. The regulations require ships to use marine fuels with a sulfur content below 0.5 percent.

BPCL shipped its first 15,000-tonnes parcel of IMO 2020-grade VLSFO from its 15.5 million-tonne/year (tpy) Kochi refinery at Ambalamugal, Ernakulam district, in the Indian state of Kerala, to an undisclosed buyer in Singapore on February 7.

Manufactured to comply with IMO’s more stringent standards aimed at preventing pollution from marine and shipping operations that took effect January 1, VLSFO is produced mainly using the vacuum residue of low-sulfur crudes with suitable blending streams.


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February 12, 2020 4:01 PM