“From April 1, the flow of Russian natural gas to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania has stopped” – announced Uldis Baris, CEO of Conexus Baltic Grid. “If there were any doubts about whether supplies from Russia could be trusted, current events clearly show that there is no such confidence anymore,” he added.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have stopped importing Russian gas
According to Paris, The needs of the Baltic market are currently met by gas reserves accumulated at an underground storage facility in Latvia.
Lithuanian Ministry of Energy Report on SaturdayThe entire gas demand in the country is currently being met by the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipeda. According to the planned schedule, three large loads of LNG will arrive at the terminal each month, which should be enough for all customers.
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“If necessary, gas can also be supplied to Lithuania via a gas interconnection line with Latvia, and from May 1 also through a gas interconnection line with Poland,” said the press release of the Lithuanian Ministry.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda called on other EU member states to follow the example of the Baltic states. “If we can do it, the rest of Europe can do it too!” – wrote on Twitter.
Faced with an unprecedented wave of international sanctions on the Russian economy, Putin has warned European Union countries that they will have to do so. To pay for Russian gas in rubles And open accounts in Russian currency. It was announced Thursday that if payments are not made, existing contracts will be suspended.
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