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A total of 4,255,100 metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel was sold in Singapore in August, 5.8% down on the 4,517,500 mt recorded in July.

However, last month’s total was 3.4% up on the 4,116,300 mt registered in August 2022, data published by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore shows.

Of last month’s total bunker sales – including bio-blends, LNG and methanol – 2,511,400 mt was for very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). This total was 5.8% down on the 2,665,200 mt recorded in July but 0.5% up on the 2,498,200 mt registered August 2022.

The 52,600 mt of bio-blended VLSFO was the highest monthly total of the year to date. (VLSFO was the only fuel grade to register bio-blended sales in August).

Sales of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) slipped from 1,484,000 mt in July to 1,393,000 mt in August, but rose 10.3% year-on-year (y-o-y).

Elsewhere, sales of low sulphur marine gasoil (274,500 mt) and marine gasoil (8,100 mt) saw y-o-y and m-o-m decreases.

In terms of alternative marine fuels, sales of LNG slipped from 18,300 mt in July to 15,600 mt in August.

Following the milestone bunkering of Maersk’s new feeder vessel in July, there were no sales of methanol in August.

During the first eight months of the year, a total of 33,842,800 mt of marine fuel was sold in the Port of Singapore – 8.9% up on the 31,091,200 mt recorded in the same period in 2022.

There were 3,483 calls for bunkers in August – down on the 5,511 registered in July but up on 3,212 recorded in August 2022.

A total of 10,070 vessels called Singapore last month – 126 fewer than in July but 941 more than in August 2022.

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