(Reuters) – Two companies filed lawsuits this week in federal Texas courts claiming that ships they drove in 2018 were damaged by contaminated bunker fuel sold by a Valero Energy Co. subsidiary Valero Marketing and Supply Co. according to court documents
A Valero spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Saudi Arabia's national shipping company said it paid more than $ 1.1 million for repairs and replacement fuel for a sea-going ship for two days before restarting and arriving at Alexandria, Egypt, for repairs in early May 2018, according to the documents .
"The damage to the ship caused by the bad fuel caused damage to the fuel injection pumps (piston and barrel) collection control units, pistons and valves," said the Saudi company in its application.
The Mexican petrochemical company Indelpro SA said in court documents that Valero Marketing and Supply knew early on that there were problems with noise fuel that hit more than 1
"Valero was already known for pollution problems and Valero himself refused to buy his own product for use on ships chartered by Valero, "Indelpro said in his trial.
Indelpro said that MV Zoe Schulte, as it was chartered, was damaged in May 2018 by contaminated bunker fuel from Valero. The shooter's engine must be repaired and the fuel tank and pipes cleaned.
Both companies said that Valero gave them a certificate that the fuel delivered specifications.
Indelpro did not list financial costs incurred but said it sought damages
The Saudi Arabian company said it was trying to recover the costs already incurred, legal fees, interest and other remuneration to be granted by the court.
Valero is the second largest refiner in the United States.
The process at Indelpro SA DE CV was filed against Valero Marketing and Supply Co. in the Galveston Division of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Saudi Arabia's costume protection against Valero Marketing and Supply Co. was filed in the Houston Division in the same district court.