Spain court considers Repsol lawsuit against Chevron: source

MADRID Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:43am EST

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court has agreed to consider a lawsuit by Repsol (REP.MC) against U.S.-based Chevron Corp (CVX.N) over its cooperation agreement with Argentina's YPF (YPFD.BA), a source with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Repsol had threatened legal action against companies that invest in YPF after Argentina seized control of the Spanish firm's majority stake in the energy company in April.

(Reporting By Carlos Ruano, writing by Tracy Rucinski, editing by Sarah Morris)