November 20, 2019 / 7:28 AM / 22 days ago

TABLE-Distillate and residual marine fuels by sulphur content

    Nov 20 (Reuters) - The table below outlines industry terms for distillate and residual
marine fuels categorised by sulphur content and their permissible uses under global
International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules and stricter Emission Control Areas
(ECAs)requirements.
    From Jan. 1, 2020, IMO rules prohibit ships from using fuels containing more than 0.5%
sulphur, compared with 3.5% currently, unless they are equipped with exhaust-cleaning
"scrubbers". 
    ECAs, set by individual port states, limit sulphur emissions to 0.1%. 
    
 Sulphur content  Reference        Residual Marine  Distillate Marine Gas  Application 
                                   Fuel Oil (RM)    Oil / Diesel Oil (DM)  
 S ≤ 0.1%         Ultra Low        ULSFO (RM)       ULSFO (DM)             ECA zone, IMO 2020
                  Sulphur (ULS)                                            compliant 
 0.1% < S ≤ 0.5%  Very Low         VLSFO (RM)       VLSFO (DM)             IMO 2020 compliant 
                  Sulphur (VLS)                                            
 0.5% < S ≤ 1%    Low Sulphur      LSFO (RM)        LSFO (DM)              Ships with scrubbers,
                  (LS)                                                     blendstock
 S > 1%           High Sulphur     HSFO (RM)        HSFO (DM)              Ships with scrubbers,
                  (HS)                                                     blendstock
 Sources: International Maritime Organization, industry sources 
    

 (Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh; Editing by Tom Hogue)
  
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