Stefka Wechsler of the global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on Wednesday (19 August) published a report on US independent refiner Phillips 66’s decision to remodel its refining complex in San Francisco to produce renewable diesel as bunker fuel:
Phillips 66 could stop supplying residual fuel oil for bunkering in San Francisco, California, if it converts its refining complex there into a renewable fuels production site as planned.
The US independent refiner and Chevron are the only two residual fuel oil suppliers in the region. But Phillips 66 plans to halt crude processing at its 120,000 b/d San Francisco refinery by the end of 2023 to shift to renewable diesel, naphtha and jet fuel production in early 2024, pending regulatory approval.
The conversion will halt production of residual fuel oil.
The San Francisco fuel oil supplier gap could be filled by companies such as Minerva, Peninsula and Glencore, which supply fuel oil for bunkering at the competing port of Los Angeles in southern California.
Phillips 66’s renewable diesel plans would keep it in the San Francisco marine distillates market. Unlike biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, renewable diesel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and it “works in any traditional diesel engine”, the company said.
The other two marine distillates suppliers in San Francisco are Chevron and Maxum Petroleum.
Photo credit and source: Argus Media
Published: 21 August, 2020
The representative was providing clarification to a query from Manifold Times when asked if the bunkering licenses of the Hin Leong Trading affiliated company have been permanently revoked.
Patrizia Cosulich becomes first bunker tanker in Singapore to undertake its Mass Flow Meter extension test using the Master Mass Flow Meter, learns bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Bunker claims totalling SGD 628,000 for 88 deliveries of marine gas oil between the period of 7 February 2020 until 15 April 2020, according to documents obtained by Manifold Times.
Event welcomed over 1,100 attendees from 42 countries; delegates visited virtual booths about 4,800 times; while around 5,800 connections were made, according to data from organiser Informa.
Bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators may choose to carry out meter verification using either existing MIMO method OR with the use of a Master Meter.
Pai Kheng Pheng of Sentek Marine & Trading Pte Ltd on Thursday (8 October) was ordered remanded for a further week for investigations, AGC spokesperson informs Manifold Times.