Impact of marine fuels quality legislation on EU refineries at the 2020 horizon

13 Feb 2009

Legislative measures recently adopted by the International Maritime Organisation(IMO) pave the way for a dramatic reduction of the sulphur content of internationalmarine fuels. Based on a 2020 reference scenario taking into account all expectedproduct quality changes and demand change forecast, this report analyses thespecific impact of marine fuel quality changes on EU refineries focussing onconfiguration, investments, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.