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LNG: the Ginseng Tea of Bunkering – Macro Macchiato 01/07/19

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The Marpol Annex VI fuel regulations prevent ship operators from using standard 3.5% sulphur content fuel oil in favour of a 0.5% sulphur content fuel oil which doesn’t exist in sufficient quantities to meet demand. On several occasions I have compared this situation to a government telling its citizens that from January 2020 they can still buy regular coffee, but they can only drink decaffeinated coffee, unless they purchase their own portable decaffeination equipment or drink something else entirely. Readers of Macro Macchiato should be concerned!

An alternative which meets the sulphur (and nitrogen) requirements of the new regulations has been available for years. It is of course liquefied natural gas (LNG), the ginseng tea of bunkering. But LNG has struggled for adoption. There are several reasons… Click here to read the rest of Macro Macchiato

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Steve Gulitti February 22, 2020 - 11:44 PM

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