Study finds prevalence of heavy fuel oil in Arctic

Heavy fuel oil (HFO) makes up the majority of fuel onboard ships operating in the Arctic, a new study has shown as governments meet to discuss lowering a global marine fuel sulphur cap

Heavy fuel oil (HFO) makes up the majority of fuel onboard ships operating in the Arctic, a new study has shown as governments meet to discuss lowering a global marine fuel sulphur cap.

The amount of heavy fuel oil carried by ships in the Arctic exceeds cleaner distillate at a ratio of over three-to-one, a paper published by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) showed on Friday. But they noted that there were fewer ships operating on HFO than distillate in the area.

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