IMO Rules to Cause Marine Gasoil Deficit in 2020 - Rystad
* The upcoming International Maritime Organization sulphur regulations for marine fuel will lead to a deficit of 600,000 barrel per day of marine gasoil in 2020, according to consultancy Rystad Energy.
* "We estimate that global gasoil/diesel demand growth in 2020 could reach 1.7 mln bpd, 1.4 million bpd of which is from marine bunkers, almost six times the five-year average global gasoil growth," said Bjørnar Tonhaugen, head of oil market research.
* The IMO has restricted sulphur content in marine fuels to a maximum of 0.5 percent, down from 3.5 percent now, from the start of 2020.
(Reuters, Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar Editing by Alexandra Hudson)