The radically increased gas prices are to be paid by consumers by means of a surcharge. It is now clear which companies have registered for this. Surprisingly, RWE is also on the list. Overall, the need is estimated at 34 billion euros.
The gas levy planned from October in favor of suppliers, who are under pressure due to Russia's gas supply cuts, has been well received. The joint venture of the gas network operators, Trading Hub Europe (THE), announced on its website that twelve companies had asserted claims totaling around 34 billion euros. Among them are the troubled energy giant Uniper, the Leipzig EnBW subsidiary VNG, the Oldenburg supplier EWE and OMV from Austria. There are also the companies Gunvor, AXPO Solutions, DXT Commodities, ENET Energy, Vitol, WIEH and the former Gazprom Germania, SEFE.
The list does not yet represent a verified claim, THE explained. The actual values would only be specified by the further monthly and certified values in the reports. "These can be higher or lower. The stated value is a forecast value." The company announced last week that Uniper will account for more than 50 percent of the forecast billions, without naming an exact figure.
Gas customers have to pay the surcharge from October - 2.4 cents per kilowatt hour. This is to prevent gas importers from going bankrupt, who have to procure replacements on the expensive spot market because of Russia's supply cuts. For a household of four with an annual consumption of around 20,000 kilowatt hours, this means an additional cost of around 480 euros per year without VAT.