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Gas surcharge is said to be 2.419 cents

2022-08-15T10:16:42.917Z

Gas customers in Germany will face significant additional costs from autumn. The amount of the state gas levy will be 2.419 cents per kilowatt hour.



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Gas compressor station: Allocation should benefit gas suppliers

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Gas will be significantly more expensive in Germany from autumn.

Trading Hub Europe, a joint venture of the gas transmission system operator, set the amount of the state gas levy at 2.419 cents per kilowatt hour.

This puts the price premium at the lower end of the estimated range.

The Ministry of Economics had recently assumed 1.5 to 5 cents per kilowatt hour.

Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) had said that he expected "several hundred euros per household" per year.

The surcharge is intended to benefit gas suppliers who have to buy a replacement for the missing, cheaper gas volumes from Russia at high prices.

The exact amount of the levy is calculated by the so-called market area manager Trading Hub Europe, a joint venture of the gas transmission system operators in Germany.

The levy will apply from the beginning of October - but it will not be visible immediately on the invoices, but with a little delay, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

For reasons of consumer protection, there are notice periods in the Energy Industry Act of four to six weeks that must be observed.

Therefore, the surcharge will probably be shown on the invoices for the first time in November/December with a slight delay.

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Source: spiegel

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