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Sunday, 29.03.2015, 10:19
The government of Latvia today approved of a proposal to extend the deadline for use of obsolete liquefied petroleum gas cylinders that do not meet the European Union's requirements, which means that households will be able to use them until the end of 2017, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Gas, Latvia, Legislation
Estonian state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia became a member of the Lithuanian natural gas exchange GET Baltic; as gas exchange member, Eesti Energia can conduct gas purchase and sales transactions, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Norwegian oil company Statoil could supply Latvia with liquefied natural gas after the gas supply market in Latvia is opened, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview on this morning's edition of the Latvijas Neatkariga televizija (LNT) news program "900 Seconds", cites LETA.
In February 2015, imports of natural gas to Estonia reached 58.5 million cubic meters; the gas bought by new gas market participants from Lithuania amounted to almost 10 million cubic meters, or 17% of total imports, reports LETA, referring to Estonia's main grid company Elering.
The Environment Ministry's Commission for Carbohydrate Resources' Application Tender has approved tendering conditions for shale exploration and extraction in Western Lithuania. The call for proposals should be announced already in spring 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.
Rytis Budrius, Chief Lawyer of nitrogen manufacturer Achema, says that the company never questioned the contribution of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal to Lithuania's energy security, but the obligation to pay for the terminal's upkeep is unfair because Achema does not buy gas from the terminal, informs LETA/ELTA.
Klaipeda is getting ready for the construction of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) distribution station. Energy company Klaipedos Nafta announced that together with the French company Sofregaz it is entering the stage of project preparation and environmental assessment, informs LETA/ELTA.