BERLIN, Sep 20 – PRIME. The nationalization of Uniper, according to a preliminary agreement reached between the concern and the German federal government, will cost approximately 30 billion euros, Business Insider reports on Tuesday, citing government sources.
“Germany will acquire the Düsseldorf gas giant Uniper. The federal government expects the acquisition costs to be around 30 billion euros,” writes the German-language version of the publication.
In addition, according to sources, the federal government will continue to hold on to the previously announced idea of a surcharge for the use of gas from consumers.
Bloomberg reported earlier on Tuesday, citing sources, that the German government had reached a preliminary agreement with Uniper and its main shareholder, Finnish Fortum, to nationalize the country’s largest gas importer. On July 8, the company requested state support from the German government, citing a reduction in supplies from Gazprom.
Uniper is a German energy company. Its core business is power generation, as well as global energy trading and a wide portfolio of gas assets, making Uniper one of Europe’s leading gas companies.