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Singapore To Introduce Limits on Additives in Petrol and Diesel

Singapore, 24 July 2018 – As part of the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s on-going efforts to further improve Singapore’s ambient air quality and safeguard public health, NEA will regulate additional fuel quality parameters and additives in petrol and diesel...

Positioning for growth in the fast-changing lubes market

By Alvaro Bau, Giovanni Bruni, Luqman Hussin, Dieter Kiewell, Bijan Kohler, and Richard Verit Given the threat of disruptive change in the lubes market, companies need to plan competitive strategies quickly and carefully, with a focus on extending their offerings...

Jet Fuel

Aviation Fuel Types  Aviation Fuel Identification Figure 1: Colour coded labelling and markings used on fuelling equipment Sources: https://www.aircraftsystemstech.com/2017/06/types-of-aviation-fuel.html   Jet Fuel Distribution System From the refineries, jet...

Why do wind companies love lube?

Without lubricants, a wind turbine’s complex mechanics would have a much harder time generating electricity. Given that some turbines reach as high as London’s Big Ben tower, maintenance, including a simple lube change, can be a white-knuckled...

Warning Issued on Contaminated Jet Fuel

Warning Issued on Contaminated Jet Fuel A colorless additive has been mistakenly added to jet fuel, causing flameouts. By Julie Boatman June 4, 2019 A series of recent events involving the mixing of an incorrect additive into jet fuel dispensed at a Florida...

Why Airlines should care about Marine Fuel

In June 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted ISO 8217, which mandates a reduction of the sulfur levels in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% from January 2020 (IMO2020). It is estimated that more than half of the 87,000 active ships around the world...

IMO-compliant fuel oil cargo headed to Singapore

A Handy-size vessel is carrying 30,000t of 0.5pc sulphur fuel oil from Europe to Asia-Pacific in a rare fixture for Handy-size tankers — Singapore is attracting marine fuels and blending components compliant with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 2020...

ISO launches IMO 2020 specification for marine fuels

ISO informed that it has published the ‘ISO/PAS 23263:2019 Petroleum products — Fuels (class F) — Considerations for fuel suppliers and users regarding marine fuel quality in view of the implementation of maximum 0,50 % sulphur in 2020’. The document addresses quality...

Fuel contamination unrelated to low sulfur fuel bending

IBIA: Fuel contamination unrelated to low sulphur fuel oil bending Fuel contamination cases that have affected a number of ships this year are completely unrelated to low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) blending, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) said in...