Fuel quality

Reports from Fuel Testing companies etc. about fuel quality testing.

The implementation of the IMO 2020 low-sulfur regulation is now less than 9 months away, however there are still a lot of concerns voiced out from industry’s stakeholders, showing that market uncertainty still remains at extremely high levels. Transparency and clarity on key issues such as the...
It looks like that cases of bad bunker fuels still remain on the news, at a time where a lot of people believe that IMO 2020 regulations will make quality issues even worse. Last week, two companies filed lawsuits at Texas courts against Valero Energy, alleging that...
As we are moving closer to the 1st January 2020, it is expected that the quality issues, arising from the new blended fuels that will hit the market as well as the use of additives, will increase the demand for fuel laboratory tests. Steve Bee, Commercial and Business...
During 2018 a lot of issues with contaminated bunker fuels were reported. In a note, the well known law firm Clyde & Co refers to this hot case and the legal implications arising out of it, while it gives suggestions on how shipowners may protect their interests.
During 2018 there was a considerable increase in cases with off-spec or contaminated bunkers delivered in various ports globally. Since it is expected that there will be further bunker quality disputes due to increased blending in order to produce IMO 2020 compliant fuels, Skuld has published an...
Disputes related with contaminated and off-spec bunkers are growing recently and this negative trend is expected to further emerge, due to the 2020 low-sulfur regulations. Most of these cases, which may result into multi-million damages, boil down to the taken samples and their analysis. As a result,...