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Preparing for IMO 2020 Price Shocks: Strategic Implications for Refiners


With implementation due on the 1st January 2020, the upcoming IMO bunker specification change will be the biggest upheaval the refining and shipping industries have ever faced. Shippers have significant decisions to make, such as switching to alternative low-sulphur fuels or installing flue gas scrubbers to remove sulphur from ship exhaust emissions. These decisions will result in winners and losers across the shipping and refining industries.

With FGE’s proprietary, bottom up supply and demand model as a foundation, this study looks at the options available to shippers and refiners as well as the likely overall outcomes in unparalleled depth. This makes it a must have piece of analysis for anyone that will be impacted by this important development.


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  • PDF copy of the report (in PowerPoint format).
  • Extensive supplementary excel data sets.
  • FGE consultants will be available to discuss the findings of the report either by telephone/WebEx or similar facilities

This Study will add value to

Refining Companies

  • Needing a perspective on how the legislation will impact demand on the refining system.

Ship Owners, Charterers, Operators, and Storage Owners

  • Seeking to review the economics of the various fuel and investment options.

Bunker Suppliers, Port Owners, and Operators

  • Looking for information on how bunker demand by type will develop over time.

Trading Community

  • Trying to identify how bunker demand by quality, and by region, will develop.

Environmental Policy Makers

  • Looking to understand how the shipping and refining community will need to invest in order to meet the changing product quality requirements.

Shipping Operators

  • Conducting analysis of potential tanker demand, also reviewing the overall implications of the new IMO bunker regulations.

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