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BUFFALO MARINE SERVICE’S SUPPLIERS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH RECENT BUNKER FUEL CONTAMINATION PROBLEMS

Buffalo Marine issues bunker statement
17th December 2009 22:22 GMT

Buffalo Marine prides itself on being associated with 'reputable fuel suppliers'.
Buffalo Marine has issued a statement stating that its suppliers "are not associated with recent bunker fuel contamination problems" in Houston. Earlier this week DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) issued a bunker fuel alert saying it had received reports of engine problems from several ships after they used bunker fuel lifted at Houston and surrounding ports. It singled out deliveries made by one supplier between October 12 and October 23 this year.
"In the wake of this revelation, Buffalo Marine has verified that none of the suppliers it provides transportation for were identified as the culprit," Buffalo Marine said in a statement sent to Bunkerworld.
"As the region's premier bunker delivery company, we work closely with our trusted suppliers to ensure that the fuel we deliver is what was ordered.
"Indeed, Buffalo Marine is very fortunate to be associated with reputable and reliable fuel suppliers," it added.
Buffalo Marine Services, Houston, Texas, is a specialist in bunkering vessels on the Texas and Louisiana coasts.
Natalie Bruckner-Menchelli, 17th December 2009 22:22 GMT