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Wednesday, 25.11.2015, 06:11
The list of companies interested in small-scale trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Lithuanian LNG terminal in Klaipeda is not limited to just Germany’s Bomin Linde LNG, Norway’s Statoil and Litgas, Energy Minister has said without disclosing the firms, informs LETA.
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The Estonian Central Criminal Police which investigated the transaction between the state-owned energy company Eesti Energia and AS Werol Tehased regarding the sale of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant situated near the bankrupt Werol did not find evidence of fraud and the South district prosecutor's office closed the proceeding, informs LETA.
The planned expansion of Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is an expensive project that is not needed in Europe, which will have an excess supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the near future, Ashna Rahman of ICIS Energy-RBI said in Vilnius on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
There are many construction companies registered in Latvia, which provide the services on renovation and improvement of the energy performance of apartment buildings. Self-administrations as well as all the participants of the renovation process should work throughly in order to develop the construction industry and manufacture of construction materials, create new jobs, decrease energy consumption of the state and make the Latvian secondary housing stock safe and high-quality.
Beijing Energy Investment Holding is planning to invest in a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be built on the grounds of Kauno Termofikacijos Elektrine (Kaunas CHP plant, or KTE) in Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas, reports LETA.
Global BOD Group, a high-tech and renewable energy holding company set up in Latvia in 2014, has won its second contract to install solar power plants in Malaysia, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Estonia's National Audit Office takes the position that the government should monitor how the up to 1,000 workers already laid off or to be still made redundant in East-Viru County in 2015 are faring so as to be able to offer them assistance where possible, informs LETA/BNS.
First State of the Energy Union Report shows the progress made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy in February 2015. The Report identifies key action areas for 2016 and provides policy dimensions’ conclusions. The Baltic States still have much to do in fundamentally rethinking EU energy efficiency goals.
The European Commission adopted in November 2015 a list of 195 key energy infrastructure projects (projects of common interest, PCIs). The aim of the projects is to help deliver Europe’s energy and climate objectives, to form key building blocks of the EU’s Energy Union by diversifying the energy sources and transport routes.
Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal's operator, has established a subsidiary, SGD Logistika (LNG Logistics), which will be in charge of an LNG bunkering carrier operation, informs LETA/BNS.
Following at least five years of negotiations, Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) plans to sign next week an agreement with Germany's GNS, the manufacturer of spent fuel casks whose parameters and quality was questioned, reports LETA.
The Estonian state-held energy company Eesti Energia wants to pay 61.9 million euros of dividends in 2015 instead of the 95 million euros initially planned to guarantee the preservation of the company's financial ratios, reports LETA.
Danpower Baltic, a German-Lithuanian joint venture, on November 23rd is opening a new biomass heating plant in Vilnius in which it has invested 10 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.
The LitPol Link power interconnection between Lithuania and Poland is ready for power transmission, Litgrid said on Thursday following the first tests of the line, cites LETA/BNS.
The European Union (EU) must keep the Schengen visa-free system functional, Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius stated after meeting with the European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on November 19th, reports LETA/BNS.