Direct Energy Business seeks payment for gas deliveries

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 30, 2015

KINGWOOD – A gas company is suing over non-payment of gasoline delivered in 2014 to two different states.

Direct Energy Business filed the suit May 7 in Preston Circuit Court against Superior Fibers, seeking payment for the deliveries.

In 2010, the plaintiff's predecessor, Hess Corp., entered into a commodity master agreement in which the defendant agreed to purchase natural gas from the plaintiff, the complaint states. After a merger, Direct Energy became Hess' successor and so is the plaintiff in this case.

Pursuant to the agreement, the plaintiff received natural gas deliveries in Reedsville, West Virginia, and in Shawnee, Ohio from March to August 2014. The defendant has failed to pay for the gas, the suit states, and owes the plaintiff $137,434.41 for the Reedsville deliveries and $114,604.79. for the Shawnee deliveries. Both balances come with 1.5 percent interest per month.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment for the total amount, plus court costs, interest and attorney fees. Representing the plaintiff are Stephen G. Higgins and Matthew D. Elshiaty of Kay Castro & Chaney of Morgantown. Circuit Judge Lawrance S. Miller Jr. has been assigned the case.

Preston Circuit Court case number 15-C-76

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