Torts keyed to Robertson
Chorpus Christi Oil & Gas Co. v. Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation
Plaintiff had an offshore platform, in relation to a natural gas well, with a vertical pipe attached to one of the platforms legs. The pipe linked gas to a pipeline, which was a short distance from the platform. One night, during a storm, the defendant’s tug boat broke loose from their dock and hit the pip, damaging it. The plaintiff was unable to transport gas until the pipe was fixed, which took about two weeks. Because they could not transport the gas, they were forced to burn it off to avoid the loss of the well. The district court awarded damages for the gas lost during the two week period and lost revenue.
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