FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 July 2014 ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 ExxonMobil Launches ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 Marine Fuel New fuel offers potential performance and safety benefits versus distillate marine gas oil
“We have developed and launched ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50, a new category of low sulphur fuel, to help marine operators meet the increasingly stringent ECA rules beginning in Jan. 2015,” said Aaron Cobb, director, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants. “ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 complements our existing MGO offer and enables operators to choose a fuel that meets their specific requirements.” ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 is already in use by a range of vessel operators. It is available from Antwerp via barge delivery for vessels operating in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) region. In addition, ExxonMobil continues to offer MGO at more than 40 ports worldwide. For more information about ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50, please visit www.exxonmobil.com/premiumhdme50 and ExxonMobil’s range of marine fuels, lubricants and related services, please visit www.exxonmobil.com/marine. ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 Kinematic Viscosity, cSt @ 40°C cSt @ 50°C 25 - 45 Density @ 15°C kg/m³ 895 - 915 Cetane Index N/A CCAI 795 - 810 Sulfur Content, mass % <0.1 Flash Point, °C > 70 Hydrogen Sulfide, mg/kg < 1 Acid Number, mg KOH/g < 0.1 Total Sediment - existent, mass % < 0.01 Total Sediment - aged, mass % 0.01 Oxidation Stability, mass % < 0.01 Carbon Residue, mass % < 0.30 Pour Point, °C 9 - 15 Appearance Brown / green , opaque Water, vol % 0.05 Ash, mass % < 0.01 HFRR lubricity, microns <320 Vanadium, mg/kg < 1 Sodium, mg/kg < 1 Al + Si, mg/kg <0.3 Ca, mg/kg < 1 Zn, mg/kg < 1
No comment regarding price or savings NOx but Carbon Residue, mass 0.30 Ash, mass 0.01 Must be refined to remove sulphur so price as MGO checked Exxon mobile web site? Richard.
Personally I think they are complementary and each has a different purpose and will probably suit different clients. But when it comes down to it bottom line will be the difference for a lot of clients and MSAR is cheaper, therefore if as an article showed last week (or so) the EU are paying towards scrubbers for some shipping Co's then MSAR along with Scrubbers will be more cost effective.
Because HDME 50 is instead of MGO and MSAR2 is instead of HFO. Exmob will want a large piece of both markets if possible. Why pay royalties to QFI when they could own QFI and receive royalties from their refiner competitors? What GOM would not want to own QFI when MSAR2 takes more and more share of the HFO market?
They probably will work in harmony I'm more interested in the fact that imo it rules out Exxonmobil for the GOM that has been waiting in the wings to buyout QFI as why would Exxonmobil spend x amount on the buyout of QFI when you already spent x amount on research and development of a similar fuel to MSAR although not exactly the same
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