Qatar Petroleum announces commencement of supply of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil at Ras Laffan Industrial City Port
Qatar Petroleum has announced commencing the supply of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) Port. The VLSFO marine fuel offering has been initiated in advance of the International Maritime Organization ("IMO") 2020 regulation for a 0.50% global Sulphur limit for marine fuels which will come into effect 1st January 2020.
Qatar Petroleum, in conjunction with Qatar Fuel (Woqod), initiated bunkering services in Qatar in June 2017 with the importation of its maiden HFO cargo (RMG 380 CST 3.5% Sulphur) in order to cater for the bunkering needs of both Qatargas’ LNG fleet and other vessels calling to Ras Laffan and the region.
From June 2017 through August 2019, Qatar Petroleum has successfully supplied over 1.5 million tons of marine fuel to RLIC Port, which allows the further servicing for marine fuel at both RLIC Port and other ports in the State of Qatar.
Qatar Petroleum hereby continues to invite all vessel owners and operators seeking IMO 2020 compliant VLSFO to avail the services available at RLIC Port and other ports in the State whenever their vessels are calling at or passing by any of Qatar’s ports.