Arctic 360 Podcast: Breaking the Ice – heavy fuel oil

Breaking the Ice: Heavy Fuel Oil

For our first week of Arctic 360‘s ‘Breaking the Ice’ podcast we have a special second bonus episode!

Heavy fuel oil is thick and has a tar-like consistency. That makes spills involving it a major environmental concern. HFO is commonly used to fuel shipping vessels, including in Arctic waters. However, the International Maritime Organization has recently approved a ban on HFO in the Arctic to take effect after July 1, 2024.

To make sense of this ban and what heavy fuel oil is, our co-hosts Paris Molokwu and Rebecca Rogers sat down with a panel of guests:
, Lead Specialist in Marine Shipping and Conservation at the World Wildlife Fund; Dr. , Lead Adviser to the Clean Arctic Alliance; and , maritime lawyer and the Managing Director of Michael Kingston Associates.


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