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Controversial Deal - A German natural gas storage facility and Gazprom

Wintershall, subsidiary of the Bayer chemicals giant, is selling a substantial part of Germany’s natural gas infrastructure to Gazprom, Russia’s state-run gas supplier - including the Rehden storage facility near Bremen, the largest in western Europe. In return, Wintershall is being granted direct access to Russian natural gas fields.

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