Independent oil trader Vitol has started operations to build a 30,000 barrels per day capacity refinery beside its oil storage terminal at Tanjung Bin, Johor in Malaysia, Vitol Asia President and CEO Kho Hui Meng told Reuters.
The refinery, to be completed by May 2020, will be built to provide low sulphur marine fuel to vessels from 2020 onwards when the global sulphur limit for bunker fuels decrease to 0.5%.
China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has been contracted to handle the Vitol refinery project; CNPC will be transporting a second-hand crude distillation unit (CDU) from China to the site as part of construction operations.
The Malaysian refinery will complement Vitol’s existing refineries in Fujairah to produce IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel.
Published: 25 June, 2019
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.