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Oil Markets Could See Volatility, Arbitrage As Shipping Fuel Shifts

August 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

A United Nations mandate on the shipping industry to remove up to 85% of the sulfur content from its fuel to cut 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions could throw the industry into massive disruption.

Some analysts argue it could lead to fuel supply and demand imbalances and arbitrage opportunities that could extend crude oil price volatility.

“The industry is still in a financial tailspin since the financial crisis, but the technology is ready and mandates being enforced by each country will make this a reality,” Jigar Shah, co-founder and president of Generate Capital told Forbes.

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