confirmed that its marine fuels will continue to meet or surpass the
requirements of the new ISO Marine Fuel specifications.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has recently
published Edition 3 of ISO 8217 Petroleum Products - Fuels (class F) -
Specifications of Marine Fuels. ISO 8217:2005(E) replaces ISO 8217:1996 as
the standard by which marine fuel oils are traded internationally.
Andrew Wescoat, Global Director of ExxonMobil Marine Limited, says, "We
already been supplying marine fuels that consistently meet or surpass the
requirements of the new specifications as part of our guaranteed product
quality programme. Our customers can rest assured that the products they
receive in future will continue to meet these exacting standards."
All the revised ISO grade nomenclature has been incorporated in the new
'ExxonMobil Marine Fuels Specifications' (effective 1 January 2006). This
publication also includes ExxonMobil MFO 500, a 500 cSt at 50*C grade
oil not included in ISO 8217:2005(E), but currently on offer in Antwerp,