ANP PUBLISHES RESOLUTION THAT ALTERS BUNKER SPECIFICATION TO MEET IMO 2020

June 26,2019

The National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) published on May 23, 1919 Resolution No. 789 which specifies waterborne fuels by reducing the maximum limit of sulfur content in bunker fuels for do not have an exhaust gas cleaning system.

This standard complies with Annex VI of MARPOL, which is incorporated into the legal system by Legislative Decree No 499 of 2009, which stipulates that, from 01/01/2020, ships, fixed and floating platforms may only consume fuel oil with a sulfur content less than or equal to 0.50% by mass.

Also in line with MARPOL, the resolution states that vessels equipped with an exhaust gas cleaning system will continue to be supplied with marine fuels with a sulfur content of at most 3.50% by mass.

The new resolution, which enters into force on 01/01/2020, changes provisions in ANP Resolution 52/2010, which establishes the specifications intended for waterborne fuels.

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