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    Coming changes in marine fuel sulfur limits will affect global oil markets

    For the next two weeks (December 17–December 31), Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. New articles will resume on January 2, 2019.

    global marine fuel sulfur limits
    Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on International Maritime Organization (IMO)

    International regulations limiting sulfur in fuels for ocean-going vessels, set to take effect in January 2020, have implications for vessel operators, refiners, and global oil markets. Stakeholders will respond to these regulations in different ways, increasing uncertainty for crude oil and petroleum product price formation in both the short and long term.

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