Europe rubber stamps new sulphur limits

The European Council, Commission and European Parliament have signed a controversial agreement setting drastically reduced sulphur content in marine fuels, in line with new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards. It lowers maximum sulphur content in sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) including the North Sea, English Channel and Baltic Sea from 1.5% to 0.1% from 1 January 2015. In other areas, authorised sulphur content be reduced from 4.5% to 0.5% from 1 ... [+]

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