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Suppliers: European shortage of MGO fuel by 2015

The transition toward the new 2015 goals for sulphur emissions in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea could become a lot more difficult than the previous two sulphur reductions, primarily because there is a lack of Marine Gas Oil (MGO), which the ships have to adopt in ECA zones, according to bunker suppliers.

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When the new requirements for sulphur emissions in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea come into effect in 2015, Europe will most likely experience a shortage of Marine Gas Oil (MGO), which the ships will have to use in the future when sailing in so-called ECA zones, according to leading Scandinavian bunker suppliers, writes Sustainable Shipping.

"I think this will become much more complicated than the transition to 1 percent sulphur back in 2010," says Patrik Pettersson, Executive Vice President at Stena Oil AB, to Bunkerworld.

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