Valero Sues KBR Over $5M Sulfur Tank Explosion

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Valero Energy Corp. subsidiary sued KBR Inc. in Texas state court Thursday, blaming the engineering firm and others who built a storage tank for molten sulfur at its Houston refinery for a 2008 explosion that caused more than $5 million in damages.

Valero Refining Texas LP, which operates the refinery, said a third-party investigation it commissioned showed KBR, Mustang Engineers and Contractors LP, and Bay Ltd. are responsible for defects in the storage tank that led to the explosion.

The tank held molten sulfur, a...
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