Skip to Content

Texas sues Shell over May fire at Houston-area petrochemical plant


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is suing Shell, alleging a fire at the oil giant’s Houston-area petrochemical plant damaged the environment. The lawsuit filed Aug. 7 in Travis County seeks more than $1 million in damages. A Shell spokesperson says the company is aware of the lawsuit but does not comment on pending litigation. The Texas attorney general’s office alleges violations of state laws including the Clean Air Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Water Code. The May 5 fire in the Houston suburb of Deer Park resulted in nine people being treated at and released from a hospital.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content