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Record-High LNG Prices Sound Warning for Gas-Powered Shipping Advocates
by Ship Bunker
Friday, January 15, 2021

A regular winter spike in bunker prices may be something owners of gas-powered tonnage have to plan for in future.

Frank Coles quits Wallem
by Sam Chambers
Friday, January 15, 2021

Frank Coles revealed to staff today he has resigned as the CEO of Wallem Group, just over two years since he was appointed to the role at one of Hong Kong’s best known maritime brands. Coles, who replaced Simon Doughty in October 2018, is understood to be keen to return to Florida and to establish …

BP Rejects 'Baseless Allegation' of VLSFO Link to Grounding of Bulker Wakashio
by Ship Bunker
Friday, January 15, 2021

A Forbes article earlier this month suggested off-specification bunker fuel may have caused the vessel to change course to head to Mauritius.

Ship demo rates close in on the $500 mark for the first time since 2014
by Sam Chambers
Friday, January 15, 2021

Ship demo rates are roaring ahead with the $500 per ldt mark on course to be broached for the first time since November 2014. A busy start to the year, led principally by eager Bangladeshi yards, has seen prices jump above $450 per ldt with many owners now actively rethinking recycling plans to take advantage …

Dana Petroleum terminates Maersk Drilling contract
by Jason Jiang
Friday, January 15, 2021

Maersk Drilling has received notice of early termination of convenience from Dana Petroleum for a one-well contract. The contract had previously been deferred after initially being scheduled to commence in the Danish sector of the North Sea in May 2020. Maersk Drilling expects to receive compensation for the termination. Earlier this week, Maersk Drilling has been awarded …

Ship repair gets the Airbnb treatment
by Sam Chambers
Friday, January 15, 2021

Newport Shipping has unveiled an online portal that has been specifically designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage the world’s merchant vessel fleet. Arguably however, the ship repair and …

Vestas lays off 220 staff as it integrates onshore and offshore wind units
by Jason Jiang
Friday, January 15, 2021

Danish firm Vestas has commenced the integration of onshore and offshore wind organisations to accelerate the build-out of its renewable energy business. Vestas acquired MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) in December as part of the company’s plan to expand into offshore wind, and has now begun the integration of Vestas and MVOW into one organisation …

Lamprell announces reorganisation designed to spur renewables growth
by Grant Rowles
Friday, January 15, 2021

UAE offshore fabrication engineering group Lamprell has announced a strategic reorganisation of its business to increase its focus on renewables and energy transition. Lamprell says the change will increase its alignment with customers and enable it to take full advantage of the opportunities in its core markets. “In recent years, Lamprell has established a track …

BW Energy signs farm-in agreement
by Jason Jiang
Friday, January 15, 2021

BW Kudu, a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Energy, and the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) have signed a farm-in and carry agreement which increases the company’s working interest in the Kudu license offshore Namibia from 56% to 95%.  NAMCOR will retain the remaining 5% working interest. “Kudu gas is an important project for …

Taicang Container Lines places order for feeder boxship trio at Tsuneishi Zhoushan
by Jason Jiang
Friday, January 15, 2021

Taicang Container Lines, the shipping unit of Taicang Port, has entered into shipbuilding contracts with Tsuneishi Zhoushan Shipbuilding for the construction of three 1,091 teu boxships. The vessels will be used for feeder shipping services between China and Japan, and deliveries are scheduled in 2022. Taicang Container Lines currently operates shipping services between China, Japan …

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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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