Global Marine/Bunker Fuel Outlook
Transportation & Demand

Global Marine/Bunker Fuel Outlook

The Global Marine/Bunker Fuel Outlook provides a forward-looking assessment of the market environment. The assessment takes into account future fuel specifications including the level of adoption and compliance. Additionally, the strategies and reactions within the refining sector and the shipping industry. Additionally, the level of adoption and compliance is assessed. Analyses and data are delivered through our dedicated web portal in multiple formats including formal and informal analytical content, podcasts, webcasts, and more. Clients also have access to data tools, interactive custom charting with ability for data downloads, and mapping tools.

  • Web access to analyses, data and data tools
  • Interactive  tools for custom charting and data downloads
  • Overview of current situation including supply/demand and trade flows pertaining to conventional marine fuels (gasoil, LSFO and HSFO), and non-conventional marine fuel (LNG, biofuel and syngas-based fuel)
  • Explanation of bunker fuel specification (ISO 8217), outside and inside of emission control area (ECA)
  • Forecast of future supply demand in terms of global, regional and country-level for the above marine/bunker fuels
  • Assessment of the refining sector including the evaluation of projected refining investments with consideration of future crude slate and supply/demand dynamics for refined products
  • Evaluation of refinery processing including the outlook for utilization of “bottom-of-barrel” units and conversion units, assessment of unutilized feedstock by volume and quality, and impact on catalyst demand for pretreatment of feedstock, and post-treatment of blend stock
  • Outlook for “bottom-of-barrel” technology with consideration of ARDS / VRDS (atmospheric / vacuum residuum desulfurization), RFCC (residue FCC), visbreaker, H-Oil, Delayed Coker, and SDA (solvent deasphalting), slurry conversion and gasification
  • Evaluation of bunker fuel formulation associated with individual refineries, including the required blending of marine gasoil
  • Challenges of Vessel Owners with consideration of economics pertaining to scrubber technology in comparison with compliant fuel sourced from refineries, and the availability of compliant fuel supply
  • Price forecasts for crude oil (including heavy and medium sour crudes), conventional fuel (gasoil, LSFO, HSFO) and non-conventional fuel oil (LNG, biofuel, syngas-based fuel)
  • Assessment of alternative scenarios based on supply and demand, reaction of refiners and shippers, and level of compliance
  • Direct access to analysts