Germany seized the local unit of Russian oil major Rosneft PJSC as Berlin moves to take sweeping control of its energy industry, secure supplies and sever decades of deep dependence on Moscow for fuel.
Alongside its move for the Rosneft unit, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s administration is in advanced talks to take over Uniper SE and two other major gas importers, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Europe’s largest economy is pressing ahead with an historic overhaul of the energy system to prevent shortages this winter.
“Over the next few months, we’ll have to continue to preserve critical infrastructure in order to achieve energy independence,” said Verena Hubertz, a leading lawmaker for Scholz’s Social Democrats. “Further measures will follow.”
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The German 🇩🇪 gvmt @BMWK just announced that Rosneft Germany will be put under trusteeship of the 🇩🇪 grid regulator @bnetza. This is a further step to assuring our energy security. We will support the transformation of the affected refinery locations.👇https://t.co/EqathWjue1
— Jörg Kukies (@joergkukies) September 16, 2022