The exact amount of the gas surcharge to save systemically important gas importers is now known: it will amount to 2.419 cents per kilowatt hour.

This was announced by Trading Hub Europe GmbH, which is responsible for the publication, on Monday.

The joint venture of the German gas transmission system operators based in Ratingen in North Rhine-Westphalia is responsible for the compensation payments to the importers.

THE then transfers the payments to the gas suppliers, who in turn will pass them on to all gas customers.

The surcharge is intended to help importers who are suffering from the reduction in gas supply volumes from Russia.

In order to meet their delivery obligations to public utilities, for example, they have to buy replacements at high prices on the stock exchange.

The Ministry of Economics recently assumed a range of 1.5 to 5 cents per kilowatt hour, which would mean considerable additional costs for customers.

Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) had said that he expected "several hundred euros per household" per year.

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