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‘Sailing Away from Fuel Oil – Updated Analysis of the IMO 2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Changes’

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The ‘Sailing Away from Fuel Oil – Updated Analysis of the IMO 2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Changes’ report from Wood Mackenzie has been added to’s offering.

The forthcoming change in IMO regulations on the quality of marine bunker fuel impacts the mix of fuel types consumed by the shipping sector in 2020. This insight summarises Wood Mackenzie’s latest view on the impact of this fuel specification change.

The insight provides Wood Mackenzie’s latest forecasts for bunker fuel prices and crude differentials consistent with its 1H 2018 Brent price forecast and global refined product imbalances.

The report highlights recent developments in terms of scrubber and LNG investments and Wood Mackenzie’s latest assessment of the availability of VLSFO and middle distillate fuels. It also presents further work in relation to crude slate evolution, refinery investments and upgrading capacity. The analysis also assesses regional fuel oil balances and potential markets for displaced fuel oil in regional power markets.

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