Following the implementation of the 0.5% sulfur limit on marine fuels for all vessels in China’s Yangtze Delta Emission Control Area from October 1, demand for low sulphur marine gasoil has tightened the already short supply. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Previously, 0.5% or less sulphur fuel only has to be burned while vessels were at berth, or one hour prior to the arrival at berth and during the first hour after leaving. It is now mandatory for all vessels to switch to low sulphur marine fuels prior to entering into the ECA zone. Robust domestic demand for gasoil coupled with the new rule has crunched the marine fuels market. “Refineries are not prepared for the sudden increase in demand,” a supplier said. “The domestic market for gasoil has been tight since early May, right now with the ECA, the […]