On Twitter, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausida also called on the rest of the European Union to follow the example of the Baltic states.
The decision explained in a press release issued by the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy: “In search of complete energy independence from Russian gas and
In response to Russian energy blackmail in Europe and the war in Ukraine
– reads – Lithuania has completely abandoned Russian gas: the Lithuanian gas transportation system has been operating without imports of Russian gas since the beginning of this month. “
Here’s what Energy Minister Dainius Kreves said
It is a turning point in the history of energy independence
“We are the first EU country among the supplier countries to Gazprom to guarantee independence
of Russian gas supplies, which are the result of long-term continuous cooperation in the field of energy policy and timely decisions on infrastructure. ”
Data provided by the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator, Amber Grid, shows that Russian imports of gas for Lithuania’s needs via connection to Belarus amounted to 0 megawatt-hours. The demand for Lithuanian gas is met by the Klaipeda Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant.
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