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BP introducing new MARPOL-compliant marine fuel

Release date: 11 March 2019

BP marine retail marketing locations for 2020

BP marine retail marketing locations for 2020

BP Marine has announced that it will begin to retail low sulphur fuel that meets new MARPOL regulations limiting the sulphur content of marine fuels. BP is introducing a new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content, following successful sea trials with fuel manufactured and supplied by BP in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) and Singapore hubs.

 

Working closely with the International Maritime Organization, customers and partners, BP has developed a marine fuel offer that includes this new VLSFO along with marine gas oil and also high sulphur fuel oil for vessels that are equipped with scrubbers. BP intends to retail the new 0.5% sulphur VLSFO globally.

 

“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, BP Marine.

 

In order to manufacture a full range of MARPOL-compliant marine fuels, BP’s refineries have made a number of configuration changes to support the segregation, handling and storage of the fuels. 

Further information

 

Contacts

 

BP press office, London: +44 (0)20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com

Notes to editors

 

  •  See attached map of retail locations for different fuels.

Cautionary statement

 

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