Hawaii Gas Co. Says Insurer Must Cover Climate Change Suits

By Hope Patti (August 11, 2022, 1:38 p.m. EDT) – An AIG unit must provide cover to an oil company facing allegations that it is responsible for the adverse effects of global warming, a subsidiary of Sunoco based in Sunoco has said. Honolulu in Hawaii federal court, saying the insurer breached the insurance contract by denying coverage.

Aloha Petroleum said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., failed to defend and indemnify the oil company in two underlying climate change lawsuits brought by government entities in Honolulu and Maui.

The company is seeking a statement that liability arising from the underlying lawsuits and…

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