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IOC Sells IMO2020-Compliant Marine Fuel in India

November 1, 2019

Pic: Indian Oil Corp

State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said it has commenced delivery of Low Sulfur Furnace Oil (LSFO) for ships that is compliant with International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) mandate.

The largest commercial oil company in India said in a press release that it commenced deliveries of LSFO with 0.5 per cent sulfur as marine fuel at ports in the country.

The first such supply was made on 26th October 2019 to the LPG tanker Berlian Ekuator at Kandla port.

ICO has made available LSFO 0.5% S grade marine fuel for immediate deliveries at Kandla and Kochi ports. Bunker fuel deliveries at other Indian ports Mumbai, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Haldia shall start by mid-November 2019.

IOC had earlier unveiled two new IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel grades as well as a range of marine lubricants specifically formulated and complaint with IMO 2020 Low Sulfur Marine Fuel specifications in Mumbai.

The LSFO 0.5% S grade is produced from sweet crude oil grades with kinematic viscosity in the range of 220-270 cSt and complies with ISO 8217:2017 RMG380 standard. This fuel addresses all quality considerations detailed by the International Organization of Standardization in its recently released ISO 23263:2019 document including the Spot test for Compatibility.

Indian Oil Corp, also known as IndianOil, is the largest oil refiner and marketer in India. With extensive refining, distribution & marketing infrastructure and advanced R&D facilities, IndianOil endeavours to ensure India's energy security and self-sufficiency in refining & marketing of petroleum products for past six decades, providing energy access to millions of people across the length and breadth of the country including the 7517 kms long Indian coastline.

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