July 27th, 2017

Bunker fuels in 2020

ULSFO weakens the scrubber case

Most of the discussion on the requirement for low sulphur bunkers post-2020 has looked at the play-off between installing a scrubber and using high-priced, low sulphur distillate fuels. But is there a third way? Experience from Europe’s Emission Control Area (ECA) suggests there is room for a compliant and cheaper fuel oil based bunker which, if replicated globally, could hit scrubber uptake. We look at the dynamics of this option. 

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