Indian Energy Major Begins IMO Compliant Fuel Supply


Indian energy major Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has commenced delivery of IMO 2020 compliant fuel for ships, reports Bloomberg Quint. 

Comply to low sulphur mandate

In a statement, IOC the largest oil refiner and marketer in India, said it commenced deliveries of IMO-2020-compliant Low Sulphur Furnace Oil with 0.5 percent sulphur as marine fuel at Indian ports. 

“The first such supply was made on Oct. 26, 2019, to the LPG tanker Berlian Ekuator at Kandla port,” it said. 

LSFO availability 

Indian Oil has made available LSFO 0.5 percent S grade marine fuel for immediate deliveries at Kandla and Kochi ports. 

“Bunker fuel deliveries at other Indian ports Mumbai, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Haldia shall start by mid-November,” it said. 

IOC’s compliant fuel and lubricants

Indian Oil had earlier unveiled two new IMO 2020-compliant marine fuel grades as well as a range of marine lubricants specifically formulated and complaint with IMO 2020 low sulphur marine fuel specifications in Mumbai.

IOC said that:

  • The LSFO 0.5 percent S grade is produced from sweet crude oil grades with kinematic viscosity in the range of 220-270 cSt and 
  • complies with ISO 8217:2017 RMG380 standard. 

“This fuel addresses all quality considerations detailed by the International Organization of Standardisation in its recently released ISO 23263:2019 document including the Spot test for Compatibility.” 

About IOC

  • IOC has an extensive refining, distribution and marketing infrastructure and advanced R&D facilities. 
  • IOC endeavours to ensure India’s energy security and self-sufficiency in refining and marketing of petroleum products for the past six decades.
  • Provides energy access to millions of people across the length and breadth of the country including the 7,517 kilometre long Indian coastline.

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Source: Bloomberg Quint


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