The evolution of HSFO markets and USGC 0.5%S blending and trading

In the background of the pandemic, IMO 2020 was reshaping the landscape of traditional marine fuels. Now, more than two years since the pandemic began, the US Gulf Coast 0.5%S market has established new standards for supplying this fuel. It came with unique blending challenges. The USGC HSFO market has also taken on a new life as a secondary option as a marine fuel.

In this Oil Markets podcast, S&P Global Commodity Insights' Beth Brown and Patrick Burns discuss the recent decision to eliminate hand blends from trades reported in the Platts Market on Close assessment process in the US and how trading in these markets has evolved.

This Oil Markets podcast was produced by Jennifer Pedrick in Houston.

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