RWE AG (RWEG.DE)
MUELHEIM-KAERLICH, Germany As head of the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear reactor, Thomas Volmar spends his days plotting how to tear down his workplace. The best way to do that, he says, is to cut out humans.
* Companies could share 7 billion euro windfall (Adds government reaction, analyst, updates shares)
* E.ON, RWE shares both up about 1 pct (Adds context, analyst, shares)
FRANKFURT, June 2 German utility RWE said it had received its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatargas late last month under a seven and a half year deal signed in 2016.
FRANKFURT Finland's Fortum is in talks with German energy group E.ON about buying its 46.65 percent stake in Uniper , Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, sending shares in Uniper higher.
PARIS, May 22 A Franco-German alliance between Engie and RWE could make sense from an industrial point of view, provided it has no impact on jobs, Engie's top union official told Reuters on Monday.
FRANKFURT/PARIS RWE and Engie are studying a possible share swap that could create a Franco-German giant in power grids, renewables and energy services with a market value of about 50 billion euros ($55.8 billion).
* Franco-German "Airbus-style" energy alliance idea revived (Adds market reaction, Franco-German alliance, financial details)
FRANKFURT German utility RWE, which has struggled due to declining wholesale electricity prices and its aging power plants, slightly beat first-quarter core profit expectations on Monday as tighter capacity in Europe enabled it to raise production.
* Shares top German blue-chip index (Recasts, adds fresh CFO quote, analyst, shares)