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How COVID-19 Eliminated IMO 2020’s Impact on Over-the-Road Diesel Prices

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulfur cap began on January 1, 2020, and expectations leading up to the event...

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Energy Market Trends 2020: How the Energy Evolution of the 2010’s Influences 2020 Market Dynamics

The last decade saw significant shifts in the global energy landscape, ultimately changing supply drivers and prices across the...

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What’s In A Crude Oil Barrel? A Breakdown of Crude Oil Refined Products

Consumers are often familiar with the gasoline and diesel used in their own passenger vehicles, but where does that...

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Q4 Fuel Transitions Ahead of IMO 2020 Regulations

Commercial maritime vessels are shifting from consuming high-sulfur fuels to their low-sulfur future in the fourth quarter of 2019...

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Understanding IMO 2020 | Glossary of Terms

The international maritime industry is flooded with jargon. It can make the evolving landscape – especially as it pertains...

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Adapting the Energy Supply Chain for IMO 2020

Changes to refinery configurations are of key importance as IMO 2020 mandates come to fruition. The added complexities created...

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LNG Opportunities & Challenges as a Marine Fuel

With less than a year remaining before IMO 2020 sulfur regulations take effect, shippers and carriers alike are finalizing...

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[UPDATE] Attacks on Saudi Arabia Infrastructure Removes 6% of World Oil Supply | Advisor Pulse

9.20.19 Update The details of the initial attack on Saudi Arabia infrastructure and the plan to bring oil production...

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Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems: Scrubber Overview

What is a Scrubber? An exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) is a device installed onboard marine vessels that, quite...

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Bunker Adjustment Factors Are a Thing of the Past

The changing landscape of the maritime shipping industry highlighted the distortions and inefficiencies in shippers’ existing marine fuel practices....

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What is the IMO 2020 Sulfur Regulation?

Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling for the reduction of allowable sulfur content in...

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What’s in Your Barrel? A Breakdown of Refined Products and Price Implications for Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 9/28/2018. Consumers are often familiar with the gas and diesel used...

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Summer Driving Season and its Effect on OTR Diesel

In the US, the summer driving season occupies the majority of the summer months, and in this time refiners...

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IMO 2020 Compliance | MEPC 74 Promises Future Emissions Reductions

The 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) approved a resolution offering further guidance through the...

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Strait of Hormuz | Tension in a Key Crude Oil Chokepoint

Much like other vital commodities in the world economy, the price of crude oil is subject to pressures from...

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