BP Marine today confirmed it is adding Valencia, Spain to its global portfolio of ports.
Valencia, which is the second largest commercial port in the Mediterranean, represents a strategic expansion in the supply of marine fuel for the business. BP will operate a dedicated bunkering barge at its new portfolio port, with a capacity of 4000 metric tonnes.
Through its new facility, BP Marine will supply customers in Valencia with Marine Gas Oil (MGO) 0.1% - a compliant fuel under the MARPOL 2020 Global Sulphur limit (0.5%), which comes into force on January 1, 2020. The barge will load the fuel from BP’s Castellon Refinery, which is located approximately 75km north of Valencia.
Following the introduction of low sulphur limits, lighter marine gasoil MGO is expected to account for the majority of marine fuel usage. Use of the fuel should require no additional investment by customers and should not generally require any new operating procedures. Additionally, MGO can be used in the Port of Valencia and in Europe and Central Asia (ECA region).
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