Ofgem revokes Gazprom’s subsidiary WINGAS licence to supply gas

The energy regulator revoked WINGAS’ license after three years of supply inactivity

Big Zero Report 2022

Gazprom‘s German subsidiary WINGAS GmbH has had its UK natural gas supply license revoked, Ofgem confirmed yesterday.

According to regulations, Ofgem has the right to revoke the licence to companies that “have not commenced the licensable activity within three years after the date on which the licence comes into force.

Licences are also revoked when a supplier ceases to trade.

In 2019, WINGAS, which is one of the largest natural gas suppliers in Germany, announced the sale of its biomethane business to energy supplier E.ON.

In recent months, spiralling gas prices have had a significant impact on energy suppliers and customers.

Experts have also raised concerns about how tensions between Ukraine and Russia will further affect energy prices.

Last month, government statistics showed that during the energy crisis with gas price hikes overwhelming dozens of energy suppliers, the UK exported unusually large amounts of gas.

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