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Marine Fuels

EnSys Submits Report on Trans Mountain Configuration Options to NEB Reconsideration Hearing

The Canadian National Energy Board is conducting ‘reconsideration’ hearings on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.  This follows a ruling by the Canadian Court of Appeals.  In a report submitted to the NEB by Nature Canada, EnSys examined the impacts on Salish Sea tanker traffic of alternative configurations for the Trans Mountain project.  We first […]

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EnSys and Navigistics Extensively Quoted in BunkerSpot Feature “Pressure Points”

Following EnSys-Navigistics’ release of their 2018 Marine Fuels 2020 Update Report, Lesley Bankes-Hughes of Bunkerspot published a feature on Martin Tallett and Dave St. Amand’s key findings. “As the global 0.50% sulphur cap draws near, there are still more questions than answers about key issues such as compliant fuel availability, fuel storage and barging capacity, […]

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EnSys and Navigistics Still See Major Impacts and Big Risks from the IMO 2020 Sulphur Rule in Full Update to 2016 Study

EnSys Energy and Navigistics Consulting just completed a full update of their Supplemental Marine Fuel Availability Study covering the IMO’s 2020 marine fuel regulation limiting Sulphur content to 0.5% – unless subject to the 0.1% limit inside of special Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The original Supplemental Marine Fuel Availability Study was submitted to IMO at […]

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Martin Tallett Featured in Bloomberg on IMO 2020

Martin Tallett was heavily quoted in a June 1st Bloomberg article on the work EnSys and marine partner Navigistics have been undertaking on the IMO 0.5% sulfur rule. The article outlines results from EnSys-Navigistics’ latest assessment which points to the potential for severely strained oil markets in 2020. The article refers to an “expanding army […]

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EnSys-Navigistics Releases Latest Assessment of IMO 2020 Impacts

EnSys-Navigistics has released its Q1 2018 update report under the companies’ joint Marine Fuels 2020 Subscription Service. This latest quarterly product tracks latest IMO developments, provides a definitive analysis of current scrubber-installed ships and a full update of EnSys’ WORLD Model™ based projections from 2019 through 2025 and onto 2030. These include detailed crude and product […]

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Martin Tallett presents at Platts, COQA conferences

Between last June and February Martin Tallett has presented on marine fuels at the Platts Marine Fuel and Resid Conference, the Natural Gas for High Horsepower Summit and the Crude Oil Quality Association.  The COQA presentation summarizes current EnSys-Navigistics on the outlook for 2020 and beyond. Details are available through our services. For more information […]

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North American Logistics Review – MARPOL Annex VI

MARPOL Annex VI – Potential for Significant Impacts on Crude (and Product) Flows In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization determined that the MARPOL Annex VI Global Sulfur Cap would come into force on January 1st 2020 – rather than be deferred to 2025.  The effect has been to thrust an often-overlooked corner of the […]

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‘Marine Fuels 2020’ – a Service to Monitor and Project Global 0.5% Sulphur Marine Fuel Availability, Demand and Economics through 2020

On Thursday October 27th at MEPC70, the IMO confirmed that the MARPOL Annex VI Global 0.5% Sulphur Rule (henceforth referred to as the Global Sulphur Rule) will enter into force on January 1st 2020.  Concerns expressed regarding availability, suitability and stability of Marine Fuel blends and over ensuring consistent implementation led the MEPC Chairman to […]

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IMO Decides on Jan 1 2020 for Global 0.5% Sulphur Cap

On Thursday October 27, 2016 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to implement the MARPOL Annex VI Global Sulphur Cap on January 1st, 2020. EnSys Energy and Navigistics Consulting presented the results of their Supplemental Marine Fuel Availability Study at MEPC70 on Monday October 24th – download the EnSys Energy/Navigistics Consulting MEPC70 presentation here. EnSys […]

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