Vitol building low-sulphur fuel refinery near Malaysia’s PTP

Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, is building a small oil refinery at its storage terminal in Malaysia to supply low-sulphur fuel for ships.

The facility will be able to process 30,000 barrels per day and is located just opposite the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, overlooking western Singapore.

The project is expected to be completed in May 2020 and will add to Vitol’s refinery in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates in providing low-sulphur fuel oil come the start of the global sulphur cap on January 1.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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