IMO 2020 countdown: will refineries meet low sulfur bunker fuel demand?

With 23 months to go, it is still uncertain whether refineries will be able to meet demand for low sulfur bunker fuel. Jason Silber, Global Head of Ocean Intelligence — part of S&P Global Platts — sought out Janet McGurty, S&P Global Platts Senior Oil Writer and resident refinery guru, for her insight on what shippers can expect come January 1, 2020, when the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur cap comes into effect.

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