Vitol Gasoline Settlement
Vitol Gasoline Case
This case involving two incidents in which Vitol imported gasoline during October 2000 has been settled for $25,000 in January 2002. In the first instance, they failed to report 10 batches of gasoline on the vessel East Siberian Sea as required by their protocol. The second incident occurred on October 30, 2000, when the marine vessel Neptune arrived with 280,000 barrels of gasoline certified under a predictive model. The fuel was transferred before notification was made, and a sample analysis of the fuel in that tank showed that the sulfur content was 14 parts per million (ppm), which exceeded the predictive model limit of 9 ppm reported by Vitol.