N.H. Attorney General Monitoring Lawsuit Against Fred Fuller Oil

Sep 23, 2014

New Hampshire's attorney general is closely monitoring a lawsuit filed by a major supplier of home heating oil against a dealer who supplies about 30,000 customers with fuel to be sure the dealer can fulfill its obligations.

Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti says he will meet next week with lawyers for Hudson-based Fred Fuller Oil, in light of a lawsuit filed by Sprague Energy. The company claims Fuller owes $4.7 million in unpaid bills and is seeking to seize Fuller's delivery trucks and other assets.

Boffetti says he wants to assure that consumers who entered pre-buy contracts and prepaid for fuel won't be left with empty tanks this winter.

Fuller last year was plagued by fuel delivery problems. The company's lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.