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ExxonMobil preparing new ECA zone fuels

22 days left until sulfur regulations: The low sulfur fuel HDME 50 will not be the only ECA fuel offered by ExxonMobil, which will expand MGO to more ports while also looking into new fuel types, says the company in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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The sulfur regulations in Northern Europe from 2015 - and not least the global requirements from 2015, at the latest - will create new markets for fuel suppliers.

Many suppliers are developing solutions for the industry, which in less than one month will have to comply with rules calling for significantly lower sulfur emissions than in the past in Northern Europe and North America with the new sulfur content limit of 0.1 percent. One of these is oil company ExxonMobil, which recently launched the low sulfur fuel HDME 50 (Heavy Distillate Marine ECA). Numerous industry players have voiced great expectations for this fuel. And this will not be the only fuel product, says the company:

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