According to industry officials cited by the Welt am Sonntag weekly, Russia’s sanctions against Gazprom Germania and its subsidiaries might cost German taxpayers and gas customers an extra 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion) each year in replacement gas costs.
Germany estimates an extra 10 million cubic meters per day are required to meet the demand for gas from Gazprom Germania, according to the newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
Russia stopped supplying the company in May after Berlin put it under trustee management due to the Ukraine crisis.
The additional costs will be passed on to energy suppliers and end customers in the form of a gas levy from October.
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