Düsseldorf, April 28 - Neftegaz.RU.
Uniper still hopes to resolve ruble payment issues with Gazprom despite Russia’s decision to stop sending gas to Poland und Bulgaria due to their refusal to pay in the Russian currency
Uniper confirmed it expected to be able to pay for long-term gas contracts under a scheme proposed by Moscow, which demands that payments should be made in rubles.
CFO Tiina Tuomela said:
Uniper was working with Gazprom to sort out payment issues without violating the sanctions, Tuomela added.
Uniper has secured around 200 TWh of Russian gas
over long-term contracts.
The company's long-term import contracts with Russia play an essential role for gas supply in Europe, especially in Germany
, covering over a 3rd
of the almost 50 bcm imported from Russia in 2021.
The company´s preliminary unadjusted net income for the Q1 amounts to approximately - €3 billion.
In addition to the aforementioned operating development, the net income is expected to be further impacted by impairment charges of approximately €2 billion, mainly related to the Nord Stream 2
loan and Uniper's Russian subsidiary Unipro.