Fuel supplier sues gas station over unpaid bill

Kelly Holleran May 11, 2011, 6:00am

A Beaumont fuel supplier has filed suit against a Beaumont gas station after it failed to receive payment for more than $5,000 worth of fuel it delivered.

Petrotex Fuels claims it provided goods and services to defendants West End Shell Service Center, J.G. Cortez and Rebecca Cortez for the agreed upon amount of $5,345. Since then, Petrotex has billed the defendants for the materials provided, but has yet to receive payment, according to the complaint filed April 28 in Jefferson County District Court.

Petrotex alleges breach of contract against the defendants.

"Specifically, Defendants breached their contracts by failing to keep their premises clean, in good repair, and well-maintained, failing to remit to Plaintiffs all sums collected from the sale of petroleum motor fuel products delivered on consignment, failing to maintain environmentally required Statistical Inventory Reconciliation and failing to maintain insurance coverages for the property as required by the Fuel Consignment Agreement and Sublease Agreement, and, furthermore, failing to pay property taxes on the property as required by the Sublease Agreement," the suit states.

In addition to the money it says it is owed, Petrotex is seeking actual damages, pre- and post-judgment interest at the rate allowed by law, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

M.C. Carrington of Mehaffyweber in Beaumont will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A189-908

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