BP Marine will begin to retail low sulphur fuel designed to meet the 2020 regulation limiting the sulphur content of marine fuels.
BP’s new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content, has been successfully trialled in both Europe and Singapore. It will be sold alongside MGO and high sulphur fuel oil, and retailed globally.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp will all have availability as will Singapore, Hong Kong, Salalah and Seattle. A full map detailing availability can be found below.
“BP supports the ambitions of MARPOL to reduce air pollution from ships and we have been actively working with partners to prepare for its introduction. We have undertaken a comprehensive test campaign, conducting ship-board trials of our new very low sulphur fuel. Following the success of these sea trials, and working closely with our customers, we believe we now have a robust commercial offer that will support customers in complying with MARPOL,” said Eddie Gauci, global head of BP Marine.
China’s Sinopec announced recently that it will start supplying low sulphur fuel in 2019, with a full supply available from Janaury 2020.