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Tuesday, 21.04.2015, 14:37
Estonian fuel company Alexela, whom prime minister Taavi Rõivas cast aside last year in the interests of Finns, will early next year start building an LNG terminal, and will sell the first amount of gas from it in 2019, LETA/Postimees writes.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Energy, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Gas
The three Baltic States on Friday urged neighboring Poland and the EU to speed up work on a gas pipeline to link them to the European market and reduce their reliance on Russia, reports LETA/AFP.
JetGas, that supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Saaremaa dairy industry, signed an exclusive contract with the Klaipeda LNG terminal and now wants to build a terminal in Muuga port itself, instead of the large Dutch company Vopak, LETA/Postimees writes.
Estonian company JetGas has expressed its wish to use Lithuania's future liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution station, which will be constructed in Klaipeda, reported LETA/ELTA.
In March 2015, imports of natural gas to Estonia reached 58.7 million cubic meters; the gas bought by new gas market participants from Lithuania amounted to 10.6 million cubic meters, or 18.1% of total imports, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
At the meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja on April 10th in Helsinki, Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus stressed that Finland is an important partner for Estonia on both the regional level and in the European Union as well as on a wider international level, reports BC foreign ministry press department.
Lithuanian Minister of Environment, Kestutis Treciokas, and Minister of Energy, Rokas Masiulis, discussed about a new tender for the extraction of hydrocarbons in Silute-Taurage area. They agreed that joint efforts of the two ministries are needed in order to attract potential investors, reports LETA/ELTA.