Gazprom seeks arbitration in claim against Uniper over gas price
MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Russian gas giant Gazprom
said on Wednesday it has lodged a claim against German
energy group Uniper under an international arbitration
act in relation to gas prices for 2018.
In the past, Gazprom and Germany's E.ON, from
which Uniper was divested as a separate legal entity two years
ago, had a history of arbitration proceedings over gas prices.
"The application for an arbitration in order to resolve a
contractual dispute is a standard practice foreseen in such
contracts," a Gazprom spokesman said, adding that Gazprom wants
the contract revision for gas prices starting from Feb. 1.
Uniper said it was studying the matter, without elaborating.
Uniper is Gazprom's key partner in Germany, the biggest
consumer of Russian gas. Gazprom has four contracts with the
company until 2035.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Oksana Kobzeva; Additional
reporting by Vera Eckert in Frankfurt; Editing by Susan Fenton)
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