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New sulfur cap resolution on marine fuel oil vessels

The Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) published last Thursday, 23, Resolution 789/2019, enforcing a new sulphur cap on marine fuel oil for vessels that do not have a system of exhaust gas cleaning. The standard changes provisions of ANP Resolution No. 52/2010, which establishes the specifications of fuels intended for water use.

Petrobrás has assured that it is able to produce bunker with low sulfur in sufficient volume to meet the demand of Brazil from January 2020, when an international law that limits the sulfur content of vessels by 0.5%, said the director of the ANP.

The reduction of sulfur content in the bunker complies with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol), to which Brazil is signatory.