Hannover, 02 February 2009 | Press release
Today 36 local and regional German distribution companies announced that they will jointly investigate the opportunity to acquire the RWE gas network which could result in a joint bid.
The consortium of Stadtwerke has invited Dutch Gasunie as an international infrastructure operator to participate in this unique joint venture with the objective to become the new network operator. Gasunie has expressed its appreciation for the invitation by the Stadtwerke and will enter into further discussions regarding the implementation of the proposed strategic partnership.
Recently, RWE offered to dispose of its high pressure gas pipeline network in Germany. A final decision of the European Commission on this offer is currently expected to be announced within the next months.