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Regulation banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the territorial sea of Iceland

The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources of Iceland has tightened requirements on the use of heavy fuel oil in the territorial waters of Iceland. In its statement the Ministry has informed all interested parties:

“The permissible sulphur content of marine fuels used in the territorial sea and internal waters of Iceland will be lowered from 3.5% down to 0.1% on January 1, 2020…In addition, on January 1 2020, the permissible sulphur content of marine fuels will be lowered down to 0.5% within the Icelandic Pollution Prevention Zone but outside of the territorial sea…This will make the permissible sulphur content in marine fuels in Iceland 0.1% in the territorial sea and internal waters, i.e. also in fjords and bays. Further out to sea and outside of territorial waters, the sulphur content cannot exceed 0.5%…”

Full text of the statement

Source: West of England

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