The Coming 2020 Oil Shock
Most of us are looking forward to the new year.
Millions of people will celebrate New Year’s Eve watching a ball drop in Times Square, with tens of millions more gathered with close friends at home anxiously waiting to pop the cork off a bottle of champagne.
Some, however, will be in a full-blown panic.
“There’s going to be chaos on the very first day of the year, and NOBODY can see it coming.”
I was told that prophetic warning months ago by one of my colleagues, Christian DeHaemer.
You see, Chris has a knack for finding opportunities in the market that everyone else overlooks. It’s how he built up a long string of winners for his readers, so you can understand why his doom-and-gloom warning piqued my interest.
I’ve learned to take his advice over the years, and my portfolio thanks me every time I do.
This time, his voice betrayed even more urgency.
“Ten damn years! Now the whole lot of them are going to be paying for their procrastination,” he told me earlier. “Just a few weeks left till that deadline passes, then BOOM!”
January 1 is coming much, much quicker than this sector thought.
And it’s going to make Chris and his readers a killing.
Let me show you why...
The First Oil Shock of 2020
Look, for better or worse, the one thing the world’s shipping industry can’t say is that there wasn’t enough time.
But let me back up for just a second and tell you what happened.
Not many people follow the International Maritime Organization (IMO) very closely these days.
Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t kept up with it; you’re not alone.
You see, the IMO was established decades ago by the United Nations, and its primary purpose has been to maintain a regulatory framework for the shipping industry.
Safety, environmental matters, legal issues — anything that has to do with the security and efficiency of global shipping.
One thing the body did was establish the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which gets together once every nine months to bring up certain issues regarding marine environmental protection.
Makes sense, right?
Well, back in 2008, the MEPC set its sights on reducing pollutants from the shipping industry.
First, it set a global cap on the sulfur content of fuel oil that took effect in 2012.
It wasn’t a huge reduction, mind you.
The sulfur content was reduced from 4.5% to 3.5%.
There was a small catch, however.
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You see, along with this modest reduction in sulfur content, the MEPC also scheduled another reduction to take place in 2020.
So on January 1, 2020, the sulfur content of marine fuel would drop from 3.5% all the way down to 0.5%!
Once we ring in the new year, shippers have two options.
First, they can purchase fuel that meets these new strict sulfur requirements — and trust me, they’ll be paying a premium for that vital fuel.
Their only other option is to install special scrubbers that will remove sulfur from the exhaust.
Unfortunately for them, a lot of companies won’t have those scrubbers in place by the January 1 deadline.
One European refining association reported that roughly 27 million tonnes of 0.5% sulfur marine fuel will be produced in 2020.
Right now, many ship owners will be caught with their pants down when the ball drops in Times Square.
And that, dear reader, is how Chris is taking advantage of the perfect investment storm that’s been brewing ever since.
He’s uncovered a stock that is set to haul in an incredible profit by selling fuel that meets the new standards to those companies that are seemingly caught unprepared (despite having more than a decade’s notice!).
Once again, his readers are about to capitalize handsomely from this coming 2020 oil shock.
But that doesn’t mean you should be sitting all alone on the sidelines for this one.
You can check out Christian’s latest investment report, where he breaks down all the details behind this 2020 oil shock.
More importantly, he’ll tell you about one company that’s been preparing ever since this game-changing regulation was announced.
You have to see this one for yourself.
Until next time, Keith Kohl A true insider in the energy markets, Keith is one of few financial reporters to have visited the Alberta oil sands. His research has helped thousands of investors capitalize from the rapidly changing face of energy. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital as well as Investment Director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor. For years, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the Bakken, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus natural gas formations — all ahead of the mainstream media. For more on Keith, go to his editor's page.
Until next time,
A true insider in the energy markets, Keith is one of few financial reporters to have visited the Alberta oil sands. His research has helped thousands of investors capitalize from the rapidly changing face of energy. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital as well as Investment Director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor. For years, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the Bakken, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus natural gas formations — all ahead of the mainstream media. For more on Keith, go to his editor's page.
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