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Media: Trump no longer skeptical of the 2020 sulfur regulations

The US is no longer actively working to postpone the start date for the 2020 regulations, reports the Wall Street Journal. The US feared that the regulations would result in higher fuel prices.

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The US government, headed by President Donald Trump, is no longer trying to push back the start date of the 2020 global sulfur cap, reports the Wall Street Journal. The start date was set back in 2016 when the regulation was adopted.

According to the media, the country's officials have in the past worked to postpone implementation of the regulation, but at the latest meeting of the IMO, the proposal to do so was not repeated.

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