With the first quarter of 2017 over, the slew of problems facing the bunker industry shows no sign of diminishing. Consolidation among both shipowners and fuel suppliers, tightening credit conditions and shifting demand are all adding to the threat posed by tougher environmental regulations due to be introduced in the years ahead. › Continue Reading
Posts tagged ‘sulfur’
April 3, 2017 05:01 UTC
The Barrel blog turned 10 years old on April 2, and to celebrate, we’re sharing special posts throughout the month. To kick off the celebrations, John Kingston, director of global market insights for S&P Global — and founder of The Barrel when he was at Platts — assesses what has (and hasn’t) changed over the past decade.
Memory lane time. What was going on in the oil business 10 years ago?
October 28, 2016 12:30 UTC
“More details to follow.” Those were the first words on the International Maritime Organization’s Twitter page Thursday afternoon after it imposed a global 0.5% sulfur emission limit on the shipping industry from 2020. And we’ll be needing a lot of those details over the next three years.
July 6, 2016 00:30 UTC
Spent June 27-28 at the Platts Bunker & Residual Fuel Oil Conference in Houston, smoothly hosted by John-Laurent Tronche (managing editor, US oil markets). An array of in-house experts presented, including Richard Swann (editorial director, Americas oil), Barbara Troner (managing editor, Americas tankers), and Shu Hui Goh (editor, fuel oil and bunkers, Asia Pacific and Middle East).