2. The disputes involved between the parties principally concern the
interpretation of the agreement between them.
3. Sometime in the year 1992, the respondent (Ministry of Petroleum &
Natural Gas) had expressed interest in allowing private participation in
exploration and development of Coal Bed Methane (CBM). The petitioner
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(formerly known as Modi McKenzie Methane Limited) was interested in the
business of exploration and development of Coal Bed Methane and
accordingly sought approval for its participation as a private enterprise. On
28.12.1992, the respondent gave its approval in favour of the petitioner and
thereafter, the parties entered into a Memorandum of Understanding dated
15.12.1993 (hereafter ‘the MOU’).
Source: Indian Kanoon