A crude oil tanker and bulk cargo carrier taking on logs were docked at a terminal in Port Angeles, Wash., in 2014. Shippers have been slow to switch to higher-quality fuels or install bunker-fuel scrubbers as the U.N. requires by 2020. Oil companies are watching, with few upgrading refineries to adapt to new regulations.
A crude oil tanker and bulk cargo carrier taking on logs were docked at a terminal in Port Angeles, Wash., in 2014. Shippers have been slow to switch to higher-quality fuels or install bunker-fuel scrubbers as the U.N. requires by 2020. Oil companies are watching, with few upgrading refineries to adapt to new regulations. Elaine Thompson AP file
A crude oil tanker and bulk cargo carrier taking on logs were docked at a terminal in Port Angeles, Wash., in 2014. Shippers have been slow to switch to higher-quality fuels or install bunker-fuel scrubbers as the U.N. requires by 2020. Oil companies are watching, with few upgrading refineries to adapt to new regulations. Elaine Thompson AP file

‘So far, the shipping industry looks like it is sleepwalking into a disaster’ on new fuel rules

October 10, 2018 09:24 AM