© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German energy utility company Uniper SE is pictured in the company’s headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s government wants to include tools for a bailout of gas companies like Uniper in the energy security law, government sources told Reuters on Monday.
A possible bailout for Uniper could be modeled after the pandemic relief for Lufthansa, according to the sources. Uniper is one of Russian Gazprom (MCX:)’s biggest European customers and is suffering from dwindling supplies.
Amendments to Germany’s energy security law are currently being discussed among ministries, the energy ministry said without providing any details.