TABLE-Distillate and residual marine fuels by sulfur content

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The table below outlines industry terms for distillate and residual marine fuels categorized by sulfur content and their permissible uses under global International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules and stricter Emission Control Areas (ECAs)requirements. From Jan. 1, 2020, IMO rules prohibit ships from using fuels containing more than 0.5% sulfur, compared with 3.5% currently, unless they are equipped with exhaust-cleaning "scrubbers." ECAs, set by individual port states, limit sulfur emissions to 0.1%.

Sulfur content Reference Residual Marine Distillate Marine Gas


Fuel Oil (RM) Oil / Diesel Oil (DM)S 0.1% Ultra Low ULSFO (RM) ULSFO (DM) ECA

zone, IMO 2020

Sulphur (ULS) compliant0.1% < S 0.5% Very Low VLSFO (RM) VLSFO (DM) IMO

2020 compliant Sulphur (VLS)

0.5% < S 1% Low Sulphur LSFO (RM) LSFO (DM) Ships

with scrubbers,

(LS) blendstockS > 1% High Sulphur HSFO (RM) HSFO (DM) Ships

with scrubbers,

(HS) blendstock

Sources: International Maritime Organization, industry sources

(Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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