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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2017


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2017

California clamps down on methane leaks from oil and gas facilities
24 Mar 2017 13:25 GMT
New regulation requires quarterly monitoring of methane emissions from oil and gas facilities.

New ISO marine fuel standard ushers in specs for biofuel blends
22 Mar 2017 11:26 GMT
Distillate grades DFA, DFZ and DFB permit up to 7% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME).

EU Arctic resolution vote calls for HFO ban
16 Mar 2017 13:55 GMT
Resolution passed by European Parliament in 483/100 plenary vote.

Boost for bunkering as India approves use of LNG as auto fuel
16 Mar 2017 11:55 GMT
LNG pumps to be made available at service stations across the country.

Singapore supplier has five tankers suspended over MFM 'irregularities'
14 Mar 2017 14:49 GMT
MPA finds 'irregularities with the piping fixtures' of five Panoil vessels.

ClassNK receives EU MRV accreditation from UKAS
02 Mar 2017 12:53 GMT
Classification society gets green light from UK accreditation body.

Bureau Veritas gains UKAS EU MRV accreditation
02 Mar 2017 12:23 GMT
Classification society approved to carry out assessments and verifications for EU MRV regulation compliance.

Verifavia receives accreditation as a global EU MRV verifier
01 Mar 2017 12:17 GMT
UKAS accreditation recognises Verifavia's ability to offer full scope of EU MRV verification services worldwide.

CO2 cuts hard to achieve without alternative fuels: ICS
27 Feb 2017 08:10 GMT
ICS chairman sets out plan for CO2 reduction.

ECSA rues port and cargo support for EU ETS
20 Feb 2017 12:39 GMT
Association believes regional ETS jeopardises global roadmap commitment.

New ISO standard for LNG bunkering
14 Feb 2017 12:18 GMT
ISO 20519:2017 sets requirements for LNG bunkering systems and equipment which are not covered by the IGC Code.

PDZ says bunker claims of more than $850k will have 'minimal' impact
14 Feb 2017 11:59 GMT
Malaysian owner notes that solicitors believe it has a 'strong arguable case to challenge the arrest'.

Genoil and Bomin sign MoU to develop 2020-compliant fuels
13 Feb 2017 10:28 GMT
Collaboration to combine Genoil's proprietary technology with Bomin's supply and storage network.

Trawler owners take MOBC to court, alleging watered-down fuel
03 Feb 2017 12:41 GMT
Owners of fishing vessel claim they were supplied with off-spec product.

MEPs push for Arctic HFO ban
02 Feb 2017 15:35 GMT
MEPs say the EU should 'speak with one voice' and potentially ban the use and carriage of HFO at EU ports.

US supplier to be paid in full for OW-traded delivery, court rules
30 Jan 2017 14:21 GMT
ING to receive $3,900 plus interest in 'common sense' distribution of funds.

Singapore bunker craft operator convicted and fined
24 Jan 2017 14:14 GMT
Company found to have operated without a licence and used Sequest Tanker's credentials.

IMO chief discusses 2017 regulation for polar shipping
24 Jan 2017 08:52 GMT
Kitack Lim comments on new regulations for ships operating in polar waters.

Trump's EPA nominee backs biofuels plan, but open to changes
19 Jan 2017 14:45 GMT
Attorney General supports Congress's plan to annually raise renewable fuel content.

China's 0.5% sulphur cap: key facts
19 Jan 2017 10:15 GMT
Ships calling at key Bohai and Guangdong ports are now required to use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.5 percent when at berth.

PPR4 sulphur cap talks 'particularly important', says IMO chief
18 Jan 2017 12:51 GMT
Kitack Lim applauds work carried out on the prevention of air pollution from ships.

Global sulphur cap on the agenda at IMO's PPR4
17 Jan 2017 10:26 GMT
Meeting to consider what additional measures may be needed for the implementation of the 0.5% cap.

Court hearing for Gulf Petrochem in bunker claim against All Leisure
13 Jan 2017 14:01 GMT
Bunker firm is seeking $162,800 over unpaid bunker bills.

Bunker survey licence issued to 51 Singapore firms
04 Jan 2017 12:21 GMT
Licensing scheme is designed to raise the standards of bunker surveying firms and give the MPA a greater regulatory oversight.





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