The Delaware court issued an order to arrest the American refinery Citgo at the request of the Canadian Crystallex. About half of Citgo's shares are pledged to Rosneft, and the Russian state-owned company has a week to appeal against the court's decision.
The American court arrested a foreign asset of the Venezuelan state company PDVSA - Citgo at the suit of the Canadian company Crystallex. 49.9% of its shares were pledged by Rosneft for its loans of almost $ 6 billion.
This is achieved by the owners of the company, nationalized by Venezuela.
Washington is preparing for the possible Rosneft's control over the Venezuelan Citgo, which processes 5% of all US crude oil.
The Russian state-owned company can gain control over Citgo, which owns energy assets in the US.
Subsidiary of Rosneft has become a defendant in a lawsuit filed in the US: Canadian Crystallex accuses itr of involvement in the illegal transfer of assets. It involves the transfer of 49.9% in Citgo oil refinery to Rosneft on security.