Moncrief Oil Sues Gazprom Over Siberian Gas Field

Law360, New York (October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In its latest attempt to void a joint venture between Russian energy titan OAO Gazprom and German chemical company BASF AG, Texas-based Moncrief Oil International Inc. has sued Gazprom in Germany.

The suit, filed in the Regional Court of Berlin, is one of at least three Moncrief has filed over the Yuzhno Russkoye gas field of western Siberia. The other two were against BASF and Wintershall Holding AG.

Moncrief has alleged that a deal between BASF and Gazprom to develop the Siberian gas field should not...
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