The UK arm of Gazprom, a gas supplier for nearly 20% of UK businesses, has changed its name.
From now on, Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail will be called SEFE Energy – in the first days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, several councils and NHS Trusts rushed to cut ties with the subsidiary of the energy giant.
In April, the German Government took over the British arm of Russian state-owned Gazprom after the gas giant announced its exit from its German subsidiary and London-based Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) which owns Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail.
A certificate issued by the governmental body Registrar of Companies stated: “GM&T Retail Limited has changed its name to SEFE Energy Limited.”
In a blog post, SEFE Energy stated: “Our company name, previously Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Limited, has changed to SEFE Energy Limited and our London-based parent company is now SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited.
“The SEFE name shows how our group of companies is being repositioned and illustrates the new role of the SEFE Group in securing energy supply in Europe. The renaming further demonstrates SEFE Group’s goal to play a long-term role in the market.
“The impact on SEFE Energy’s customers, vendors, suppliers and partners is minimal to none.”