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How Venezuela Lost Three Supertankers to Its Chinese Partner
by Reuters
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By Luc Cohen and Roslan Khasawneh NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A shipping joint venture between Venezuela and China has fallen apart in the wake of U.S. sanctions, resulting in the South American nation losing three supertankers at a time when foreign shippers are reluctant to carry its oil, court documents show. PetroChina Co […]

Simultaneous LNG Bunkering Now Available at Vopak's Europoort Terminal
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ships loading and unloading cargoes at the terminal can now take LNG bunker deliveries by barge at the same time.

Optimise Port Call Timing to Reduce GHG Emissions: IMO
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The UN body noted new research showing ships spend up to 9% of their time waiting at anchorage.

Sea-Intelligence Sees Q3 Resurgence in Transpacific Container Freight
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The company noted a smaller decline in North American June container imports than in previous months.

Stricken Bulk Carrier Wakashio Has Spilled Quarter of its Bunkers in Mauritius
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

About 1,020 mt of VLSFO has been pumped off the vessel, and about 1,600 mt remains along with 200 mt of marine diesel oil.

Mauritius PM concedes grounded bulk carrier will break up
by Sam Chambers
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Salvors have managed to halt the worst of the spill from the grounded bulk carrier off the south coast of Mauritius but authorities concede there is now a very strong possibility the 203,000 dwt Panama-flagged ship will break up soon as cracks in its hull widen. More than 1,000 tonnes of bunker fuel have seeped …

Ports around the world review ammonia nitrate storage plans in wake of Beirut blast
by Sam Chambers
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ports around the world are actively reviewing their ammonia nitrate storage guidelines in the wake of last Tuesday’s terrible explosions that decimated much of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Ammonium nitrate is formed when ammonia gas is combined with liquid nitric acid. The chemical compound is widely used in agriculture as a fertiliser, but it’s also …

GP Global Bunkering Operations Put on Hold While Restructuring Talks Continue With Banks
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Some previously arranged stems are still being carried out, but the company has been advised against taking on new business for now.

MPA Replaces Fleet of Patrol Vessels for Safety and Marine Environment Protection in Singapore
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The six new 17-metre vessels replace the existing fleet, which served from 2012 until this year.

Temasek pulls out of Keppel acquisition
by Sam Chambers
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has pulled its planned takeover of Keppel Corp, citing the company’s dire second quarter results. Keppel, one of Singapore’s most diverse conglomerates involved in property development, ship repair and rig-building, sank into a net loss of S$697m ($507m) for April to June, from a net profit of S$153m a …

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

  • Extensive network of refueling locations throughout the Pacific Ocean
  • Full range of marine fuels, lubricants, and associated products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Technical support

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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