IndianOil has commenced deliveries of IMO-2020 compliant Low Sulphur Furnace Oil (LSFO) with 0.5% Sulphur as marine fuel at Indian ports. The first such supply was made on 26th October 2019 to the LPG tanker Berlian Ekuator at Kandla port.
IndianOil has made available LSFO 0.5% S grade marine fuel for immediate deliveries at Kandla and Kochi ports. Bunker fuel deliveries at other Indian ports Mumbai, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Haldia shall start by mid-November 2019.
IndianOil had earlier unveiled two new IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel grades as well as a range of marine lubricants specifically formulated and complaint with IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Marine Fuel specifications in Mumbai.
The LSFO 0.5% S grade is produced from sweet crude oil grades with kinematic viscosity in the range of 220-270 cSt and complies with ISO 8217:2017 RMG380 standard. This fuel addresses all quality considerations detailed by the International Organization of Standardisation in its recently released ISO 23263:2019 document including the Spot test for Compatibility.
IndianOil is the largest oil refiner and marketer in India. With extensive refining, distribution & marketing infrastructure and advanced R&D facilities, IndianOil endeavours to ensure India’s energy security and self-sufficiency in refining & marketing of petroleum products for past six decades, providing energy access to millions of people across the length and breadth of the country including the 7517 kms long Indian coastline.
About Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil)
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil) is India’s largest commercial enterprise, ranked 119th among the world’s largest corporates (and first among Indian enterprises) in the prestigious Fortune ‘Global 500’ listing for the year 2015. IndianOil has been meeting India’s energy demands for over half a century. Its business interests straddle the entire hydrocarbon value-chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals, besides forays into alternative energy and globalisation of downstream operations. As part of its Exploration & Production portfolio, IndianOil has participating interest in eight domestic and seven overseas blocks. The seven overseas blocks are located in Libya, Gabon, Nigeria, Yemen, Venezuela, Canada and USA.