Wintershall, Engie, Gazprom, OMV, Shell, Uniper withdraws merger plans

Wintershall, Engie, Gazprom, OMV, Shell, Uniper withdraws merger plan

10:34 AM, 16th August 2016
Wintershall, Engie, Gazprom, OMV, Shell, Uniper withdraws merger plans

KASSEL, GERMANY: Wintershall Holding GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF SE, Engie SA, Gazprom, OMV AG, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Uniper have decided to jointly withdraw their merger control notification from the Polish competition authority.

All the applicants believe that the project is crucial for the European energy system and each of them will therefore individually contemplate alternative ways to contribute to it.

The applicants’ decision to withdraw the notification will not affect the continuation by Nord Stream 2 AG of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines as planned, including its scheduling.

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