Viva Energy Australia has launched its new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), developed to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new regulations on fuel sulphur content.
Manufactured locally at Viva Energy’s Geelong Refinery, the new VLSFO is the first low sulphur fuel oil to be produced in Australasia.
The fuel, which has been in development for over 12 months, has been “successfully trialed by a number of customers” and will be available in Melbourne and Gee long from October 2019, according to the company.
“The introduction of this new fuel is a significant milestone for Viva Energy and our shipping customers. It’s a testament to our technical and refinery capabilities, our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and our support for tighter fuel quality standards which can benefit the environment,” Scott Wyatt, Viva Energy CEO, said.