Spanish Petroleum Company Cepsa informed that it is the first to have started marketing RMK500 fuel in the Port of Barcelona, a marine fuel containing 3.5% sulfur, destined to ships of great tonnage.
In addition, the company incorporates a new barge in the Port of Barcelona, with the aim of improving the fuel supply.
Cepsa extends the supply of this fuel in the Mediterranean Sea, after the start of its commercialization in other ports of the Peninsula, as Algeciras or Gibraltar.
The marine fuel RMK500, produced by Cepsa at its Gibraltar-San Roque refinery, is similar to FO380, with 3.5% sulfur. However, it has specific properties, such as higher density and viscosity and lower cost, which makes it a highly demanded product with little supply in the market.
Therefore, Cepsa now starts supply operations at the Port of Barcelona, with the aim of supplying shipowners of large vessels, especially container ships, which make long voyages on the high seas.