HPCL Launches Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) For Shipping Industry

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) launched IMO-2020 compliant Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) at Visakhapatnam on 2nd January 2020 at the hands of Shri Mukesh Kumar Surana, Chairman & Managing Director in presence of Director – Refineries, Shri Vinod S Shenoy, Director – Marketing, Shri Rakesh Misri, Executive Director – Direct Sales, Shri Ajit Singh and other top officials. The first batch of VLSFO is already produced in Visakh Refinery of HPCL in early December 2019, ahead of the deadline of 1st January 2020.

Shri Surana said that HPCL has always been in the forefront of providing cleaner and sustainable solutions. From 1st January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has enforced a 0.5% global Sulphur cap on fuel for areas which till 31st December 2019 were allowed to use fuel oil with 3.5% Sulphur. Read More

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