Shell’s Bukom refinery loads its first cargo of LSFO
Sep 12, 2019
Shell’s manufacturing site at Pulau Bukom, Singapore has loaded its first cargo of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO). This is the first time Shell has made LSFO from its own upstream crude.
The cargo will be blended to a finished product, which Shell will supply to bunker customers; enabling Shell customers to be prepared for the implementation of the IMO 2020* mandate of a 0.50% global sulphur cap for marine fuels from 1 January 2020.
“As the world moves to a low emissions future, Shell is changing too,” said Hugues Bourgogne, Vice President Manufacturing Singapore / Philippines at Shell. “Working across the business, we have been preparing for the IMO 2020 implementation and we are ready to provide our customers with the options they need to comply with the IMO specification change.”
Shell supports the IMO decision for implementation of the global 0.50% sulphur limit in 2020. As a worldwide and reliable supplier of various marine fuels and services, Shell offers a complete portfolio and customised solutions.
Shell has developed fuel product offerings to the shipping industry that include very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) supply in selected bunkering ports; high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) supply for ships with on-board scrubbers; and LNG.
* IMO - International Maritime Organisation
Ca-Mie De Souza
General Manager External Relations
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Notes to Editors
- Singapore is Shell’s largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
- The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site is an integrated refinery and chemicals site in Singapore. The facility can process up to 500,000 barrels of oil per day. Bukom supplies products to various Shell businesses in Singapore, including Retail, Commercial and Chemicals.
- The flexibility, scale and geographic spread of Shell’s refining portfolio enables its Trading and Supply business to efficiently supply both Shell’s own marketing businesses and external customers with high-quality oil products.
- Shell operates a portfolio of 13 refineries, capable of processing nearly 2.8 million barrels of oil a day into high-quality fuels, special products and petrochemicals that help keep people and economies moving.
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