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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Conclusions from the Mare Forum on the Maritime Transportation of Energy

Future sources of energy are likely to be very dependant on all OPEC countries. Political, military, terrorist or natural disaster induced short-term oil shortages are likely to occur. These are just two of the 14 conclusions published from the meeting.

Further to the article in Weekly NEWS 48 of 29 November 2002, the Mare Forum has now published the conclusions from the Meeting on the Maritime Transportation of Energy which was held in Houston last month. They include:

Future sources of energy are likely to be very dependant on all OPEC countries.

Political, military, terrorist or natural disaster induced short-term oil shortages are likely to occur.

In spite of dramatic improvement/reduction in cargo oil spillage and pollution incidents overall, much work yet needs to be done in the areas of ballast water management, emissions of SOX, NOX and greenhouse gases and improvement of salvage as a preventive measure and to mitigate potential spill severity.

All 14 conclusions can be viewed on the Mare Forum website at and will be forwarded to legislators in Washington and other interested parties.

Contact: Peter Swift, peter.swift@intertanko.com