The ramp-up of Kuwait’s massive 615,000 b/d Al Zour refinery is set to have a substantial impact on global markets for very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO). Salah Al-Awadhi, Senior Analyst at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) told last week’s S&P Global Commodity Insights Fujcon conference in Fujairah that VLSFO exports from the refinery are set to average 7mn t/y – around 130,000 b/d – once it reaches full capacity.