Omsk Refinery starts production of low-sulphur marine fuel oil

The Omsk Refinery in Russia has produced its first low-sulphur fuel oil to comply with the regulations of IMO’s global sulphur cap 2020. By developing a catalytic cracking technology in 2016 the refinery is now able to produce marine fuel oil that meet or fall below the 0.5% limit required as well as comply with the Eurasian Economic Community regulations and MARPOL ECA standards. The Omsk Refinery said it plans to ship as much as 50,000 tonnes of the low-sulphur marine fuel by the end of 2017, estimating the total market potential for the product at 158,000 tonnes per year.

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