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Valero accused in another bad bunker case

One of the world's biggest tanker carriers also accuses Valero of selling contaminated bunker. Yesterday, Valero was singled out as the source of a the contaminated bunker oil, which caused major issues for hundreds of vessels last year.

Valero has several refineries in the US, including one in Houston. | Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/AP/Shannon Shapleton

US-based oil company Valero has been hit by the third lawsuit in a week connected to contaminated bunker oil.

Thursday, ShippingWatch reported that Valero has been  accused of introducing the contaminated oil to the world market, which caused major problems for more than 150 vessels last year. This is the first time an oil company has been publicly named as the potential source.

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