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Jet Fuel's Surprise Entry Into Bunker Market Remains Limited
by Ship Bunker
Monday, September 21, 2020

Falling values make aviation fuel potential blend component for marine fuel.

Mining Giant BHP in Negotiations Over LNG Bunker Supply
by Ship Bunker
Monday, September 21, 2020

BHP is in discussions with three companies to supply LNG from 2022 to 2027.

Vessel Detained in Singapore
by Ship Bunker
Monday, September 21, 2020

Ship held late on Friday.

Naming Ceremony for World's Largest LNG Bunker Barge
by Ship Bunker
Monday, September 21, 2020

The barge has 18,600 m3 of LNG carrying capacity, is owned by Mitsui OSK Lines subsidiary Emerald Green Maritime and will be chartered by Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions.

Sri Lanka to Charge Captain of Fire-Stricken Tanker New Diamond
by Ship Bunker
Monday, September 21, 2020

There is sufficient evidence to charge the captain under the country's marine pollution act as well as the penal code for criminal evidence.

WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions
by John Konrad
Monday, September 21, 2020
By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed that article with a video titled “PAN PAN – An Impassioned Call For Change” A video in which I cried (literally)  for help from Congress to conduct a Truman Committee […]

Viking Line Ferry Grounds in Finland
by Mike Schuler
Monday, September 21, 2020
The Viking Line ferry MS Amorella ran aground Sunday in the Baltic Sea island of Åland, Finland with 200 passengers and 80 crew, the shipping company said. All passengers have been evacuated to land with no injuries and the active rescue has ended. The ship was on the Turku–Stockholm route when the grounding occurred at […]

Tanker Market Volatility Could be on the Cards Until the end of 2020
by hellenicshippingnews.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
The tanker market could be facing some volatile months ahead, especially in the Aframax and Suezmax segments. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “as with most crude tanker markets, the Aframax and Suezmax sectors have remained under pressure since June. Part of this downside is not too dissimilar to the typical seasonal ...

Dry Bulk Market: Capesizes Lack Direction
by hellenicshippingnews.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Capesize It was all heavy swell for the Capesize market this week as rate levels swung with no clear direction. The Capesize 5TC opened the week at $15,248 to close at $15,761. The Pacific basin was seen to gain traction throughout the beginning of the week, supplying positive sentiment into other parts of the market ...

Ship shape for the future?
by hellenicshippingnews.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
The global maritime industry is in a state of flux. The arrival of COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works; but growing interest in alternate fuel and energy efficiency, digitization, and the business trend of moving from solution providers to service providers, are changing the face of the maritime industry. Powering decarbonization The last few ...

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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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