According to the court order, the energy suppliers remain bound by their price guarantees. The Düsseldorf regional court prohibited the company Extra Energie from already announced price increases by means of a temporary injunction.

“A lot of energy suppliers are inclined to reach for fire because the procurement prices are so high,” said Holger Schneidewindt from the consumer advice center in North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday. However, the legal position is pretty clear.

The district court prohibited the company from passing on the increased procurement costs for electricity and gas to customers if the contracts contain a price guarantee. Extra energy must continue to deliver at the contractually agreed prices. The company can appeal the decision.

Schneidewindt said that many energy suppliers are currently toying with the idea of ​​breaking the price guarantee, but have so far shied away from doing so because of the clear legal situation.

Germany should save energy in winter. German citizens are threatened with restrictions. Especially in everyday life, many people in Germany have to adapt. FOCUS online says where changes are pending for September 1st.

For years, politics and business have relied unilaterally on cheap natural gas from Russia. The energy shortage is their work. But the consequences of this now have to be borne by tenants who are simply unlucky enough to be supplied by the “wrong” municipal utility.

In the past, the natural gas storage facilities in Germany were rarely in the public eye. In the energy crisis, however, they are crucial. FOCUS Online explains where gas is stored, how much space there is and the impact of the current level.