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Standard Chartered signs up to the Poseidon Principles
by Sam Chambers
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Standard Chartered announced today that it has become a signatory to the Poseidon Principles, a global framework that aims to align carbon emissions in the shipping industry with the international targets set by the International Maritime Organization. The Poseidon Principles, launched in 2019, are a commitment between banks and the shipping industry to cut emissions …

UK to Include Shipping in 78% Carbon Cut Plan
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Johnson is due to announce the plan later this week.

Force majeure declared at Libya’s Hariga port
by Sam Chambers
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) declared force majeure on Monday on exports from the port of Hariga and said it could extend the measure to other facilities due to a budget dispute with the country’s central bank. The Hariga news sees Libyan oil output slump below 1m barrels a day. Hariga port, located in the …

Castor Maritime takes fleet to 17 with Delta kamsarmax buy
by Grant Rowles
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Nasdaq-listed Greek owner Castor Maritime has entered into an agreement to acquire a 2015 Chinese-built kamsarmax bulker for $23.5m, the company’s sixth kamsarmax buy this year. The vessel is likely Delta Shipping’s Jinling-built Ranhil, which matches the vessel description and has been reported as sold by brokers this week for $23.5m. The bulker is valued …

Bourbon: Pioneering offshore wind floaters
by Splash
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

With fixed offshore wind turbines growing bigger and more difficult to install, most countries are looking for longer distance to shore wind installations. “To solve the issue of deeper water, the future wind turbines will have to be installed on floaters,” says Patrick Belenfant, CEO of Bourbon Subsea Services, one of the pioneers in the …

Coast Guard ends search for missing Seacor Power crew
by Kim Biggar
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The US Coast Guard announced Monday afternoon that its search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers would end that evening. Eight members of the liftboat crew have not been found. The six-day search for the crew involved several Coast Guard boat and air crews, local agency crews and good Samaritans, who searched for a cumulative 175 …

Silva e Luna sworn in as CEO of Petrobras, plans to continue with policy of international parity
by Kim Biggar
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

As expected, Joaquim Silva e Luna has been elected CEO of Petrobras, the Brazilian government-owned oil company. Silva e Luna was chosen by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to replace Roberto da Cunha Castello Branco, and officially elected at a board of directors meeting on 16 April. At his swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Silva e Luna …

Yara Marine to Offer Wind Assist Tech to Global Shipping
by Mike Schuler
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Norwegian exhaust gas scrubber company Yara Marine Technologies is joining forces with British-based BAR Technologies to offer commercial-scale wind-assisted propulsion technology to the global shipping industry. The product is called...

Oil Gains Capped By Demand Concerns As India Imposes Covid Lockdowns
by Ship Bunker
Monday, April 19, 2021

Meanwhile, the IEA reports that the global oil surplus has almost disappeared.

Bollinger Acquires Gulf Island Fabrication’s Houma Shipyard
by Mike Schuler
Monday, April 19, 2021
Bollinger Shipyards announced today it has acquired the shipyard facilities of Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI). Lockport, Lousianna-based Bollinger Shipyards is a leading privately-held designer and builder of steel military and...

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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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