Jürgen Roth, spokesman for the mineral oil industry, doesn’t quite see it that way. “The sale of the emergency reserve must not result in a profit. If something is left over, the next purchase will be cheaper.” The company (ELG), which buys and stores the reserve on behalf of the republic, is jointly owned by the large companies (OMV, Shell, Eni & Co.). However, the price at which they are now bringing the diesel onto the market is set by an independent expert. There would be no Körberlgeld because ELG is not allowed to make any distributions.