Mobil Oil Corp. said yesterday that although it had discussed trading U.S. chicken legs for Russian oil, the discussions had ended.
Mobil had declined to comment for a story about the negotiations that appeared in Wednesday's editions of The Sun. But the company said it was no longer considering the deal because it had been unable to reach an agreement with the Russians.
John Lord, a spokesman for the Fairfax, Va.-based oil company, said that Mobil continues to "hold discussions for a variety of projects" involving oil in the former Soviet Union. But he said he could not say whether Mobil would reconsider trading chickens for oil.