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Russian oil refinery produces ECA-ready fuels

The Omsk Refinery, Russia, is hosting the production of new marine fuels containing no more than 0.1% sulphur.

  • Ships will be able to use these fuels in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) without further abatement technologies or engine modifications.
  • Omsk Refinery plans to ship up to 50,000 tonnes of this marine fuel by the end of this year, while market potential is estimated at 158,000 tonnes per year. Total investment in the project to date is RUB 200m ($US 34m).
  • Sales of this new brand will be handled by Gazprom Neft’s marine bunkering business, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.

Read more on the press release.

Image courtesy of Gazprom.

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