Gas deliveries – RWE wants compensation from Gazprom – Economy
After the energy group Uniper, the Essen-based supplier RWE is also demanding damages from the Russian Gazprom group for missing gas deliveries. RWE has therefore initiated arbitration proceedings against Gazprom, the company confirmed on Monday in a report by the Handelsblatt. RWE did not give any details. Uniper initiated arbitration proceedings against Gazprom in Stockholm last week, before which the case is to be heard under Swiss law. The group, which is about to be nationalized, had estimated the financial damage caused to the company by expensive replacement purchases for Russian gas at 11.6 billion euros. Uniper is by far Gazprom’s largest German customer. The amount in dispute in the case of RWE is therefore likely to be significantly lower. Gazprom immediately rejected Uniper’s demands. The Russian gas giant does not share Uniper’s legal opinion. It is therefore unclear whether there will be any proceedings at all. According to Uniper CEO Klaus-Dieter Maubach, both parties must agree on an arbitrator.