PMO News Portal – Regarding the production and supply of
low-sulfur fuel, Nader Pasandeh, Director General of Maritime Safety and
Protection of Ports and Maritime Organization, specified: with coordination of
the Ports and Maritime Organization and with the efforts of the National Oil
and Refining Company, light and heavy low-sulfur fuel have been produced for
the consumption of the commercial fleet in the country's refineries, and
provided to shipping companies.
He continued: By defining operational projects and improving
production processes, improving the technical quality of this fuel and by
creating a low sulfur fuel production line in several new refineries, the
country's production capacity will increase and it could also be provided to
As of January 1, 2020, the use of low-sulfur fuel for ships
that do not use scrubbers is mandatory, in accordance with the annex 6 of the
Marine Pollution Prevention Convention.