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Gazprom Netherlands director resigns over Ukraine war |  Financial issues

Gazprom Netherlands director resigns over Ukraine war | Financial issues

Energy blog Energeia reported this on Thursday. Van Heijst reported to the site that he was affected by the loss of life.

Dutch Gazprom Energy is part of Russia’s Gazprom Group, one of the world’s largest energy companies. Until recently, the group supplied 17% of all gas shipments in the world.

Sets van Heijst, President of the Benelux at Gazprom Energy.

Sets van Heijst, President of the Benelux at Gazprom Energy.

Gazprom is active in the Netherlands with major corporate clients, small and medium-sized enterprises and services such as several water boards. Like more than a hundred municipalities, they have tried to get rid of their contract with Gazprom in recent days, in protest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Russian gas producer came to the Netherlands in 2012 and opened an office in Den Bosch.

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US and EU sanctions have hit Russian companies. More and more Dutch companies are saying goodbye to their investments in Russian state-owned enterprises and enterprises. Shell this week withdrew from its projects in which it cooperates with the Russian state.

Regarding Zuids, the law firm Houthoff cut off its contacts with the Russian Federation and people associated with it “due to the acts of war in Ukraine,” it said.

The ABP pension fund says it wants to divest all of its remaining interests in Russia. Dutch investment banks have also stopped cooperating.

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