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Scorpio: Wind blows bulkers away
by Splash
Friday, October 30, 2020

Once again Scorpio is the talk of the markets this month. The decision to exit dry bulk in favour of wind installation has elicited enormous comment and conjecture and set the pulses of S&P brokers racing. In August Emanuele Lauro-led Scorpio Bulkers signed a letter of intent with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering …

Global pipeline of offshore wind projects soars by nearly 50% this year
by Sam Chambers
Friday, October 30, 2020

New research published this week by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of global offshore wind projects has grown by 47% since January – despite the pandemic – making the sector the fastest growing one across all energy segments. The Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report published by the not for profit renewable energy trade association …

Abandoned seafarers return home after three-month ordeal
by Sam Chambers
Friday, October 30, 2020

A group of 24 seafarers abandoned since July after their ships were detained in Ravenna Port in Italy for alleged non-payment of bunker supplies have finally been repatriated. The seafarers were crewmembers onboard the Maltese-flagged chemical tanker Gobustan and the general cargo vessel Sultan Bey also registered in Malta. Their ordeal began when the Gobustan …

Ningbo Marine set to order three bulkers
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 30, 2020

Chinese bulk shipping operator Ningbo Marine has announced a plan to order three 50,000 dwt bulk carriers for a total of RMB540m ($80.6m). The company said the new ships will optimise the company’s fleet structure as some ships in its fleet will reach the mandatory demolition age in the next couple of years.  The ships …

Wartsila moves into wind propulsion with Anemoi partnership
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 30, 2020

Finnish maritime technology group Wartsila has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU), tied to a license and cooperation agreement, with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of rotor sail solutions to the shipping industry. “Our patented designs overcome operational constraints such as air draft and cargo handling, making the technology …

Vestas buys out MHI Vestas Offshore stake from Mitsubishi
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 30, 2020

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has announced that it has agreed to buy the entire stake held by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in their 50/50 offshore wind joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore for around EUR709m ($831.7m). Vestas plans to incorporate MHI Vestas Offshore Wind into the group immediately and launch a new offshore …

Ostensjo group sells stake in Mercator Crewing to Mokster
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 30, 2020

Norwegian offshore services provider Ostensjo Group has entered into an agreement to sell a 20% stake in Mercator Crewing to compatriot offshore vessel operator Mokster. headquartered in Haugesund, Mercator Crewing provides crewing and ship management services to the maritime industry and employs over 350 seafarers. “We are excited about having Mokster as a partner in …

Kirby’s Third Quarter Profit Hit by Pandemic and Hurricanes
by Mike Schuler
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Houston-based Kirby Corporation, the leading domestic tank barge operator, saw profit fall in the third quarter of 2020 compare to last year as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged down demand for petroleum products. The company reported 2020 third quarter results before the market opened on Thursday. Net earnings were $27.5 million, or $0.46 per share, on $320.6 […]

DNV GL appoints Jon Fredrik Baksaas as new chair, Lasse Kristoffersen as vice chair
by Grant Rowles
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Norwegian class giant DNV GL has appointed Jon Fredrik Baksaas as its new chair of the board, replacing Leif-Arne Langøy who is stepping down after nine years. Baksaas, the former CEO of Telenor, had previously worked at DNV GL for six years. He has also served as member of the DNV Council for 12 years. …

Active Hurricane Season Weighs on U.S. Energy Production
by Reuters
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Oct 29 (Reuters) – As crews began returning to U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities on Thursday, this year’s repeated oil and gas production halts were already hitting energy firms’ results. Eight named storms entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year, most spiraling up to damaging storms that required offshore facility evacuations or temporary […]

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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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