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Friday, 06.05.2016, 14:08
Lithuanian citizens, who 30 years ago were rushed to the site to deal with the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, today suffer from thyroid disorders and blood diseases, a doctor Gediminas Rimdeika said on May 6th, cites LETA/BNS.
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Lithuania's oil product and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals operator Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil) said on May 6th that its total revenue for January through April 2016 rose by 9.9% year-on-year to reach 39.82 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania has summoned Belarus' ambassador and handed him a diplomatic note over a reported incident on Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant construction site, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said on May 5th, cites LETA/BNS.
NT Bene OU is planning to open Estonia's first hydrogen filling station in Parnu in 2016, the cost of which would be 5-10 million euros, and by 2020, the company plans to open three such stations in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's gas and oil group Statoil has not abandoned the idea of setting up a joint venture with Lithuania's gas trade company Litgas for small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on May 4th, cites LETA/BNS.
While when drawing up the 2016 budget the Estonian government planned to take 183.9 million euros of dividends from state-owned companies, the state has now reduced the sum to 92.6 million euros and energy company Eesti Energia is to pay no dividends this year, informs LETA/BNS.
Norway supports Lithuania's position on a nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets close to its border with Lithuania, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on May 4th, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvijas Gaze asks for temporary derogation of third persons’ rights to use natural gas infrastructure
Latvijas Gaze natural gas utility has asked the Public Utilities Commission for a temporary suspension of third persons’ rights to use the company’s natural gas infrastructure for transportation of natural gas purchased from other suppliers for consumption in Latvia’s territory, informs LETA.
Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis says that Lithuania remains interested in buying the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal's vessel from its owner, Norway's Hoegh LNG, before the 10-year charter contract expires in 2024, but it is difficult to say if meetings to be held by Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and him in Oslo this week will help move the talks forward, reports LETA/BNS.
Sales revenue of the power management and automated systems manufacturer ABB AS, Estonian unit of the international ABB group, increased in 2015 by 3% to 155 million euros, but total orders were 9% lower than the year before, reports LETA.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, a winner of the Nobel Prize, has said during a visit in Lithuania that the Belarusian administration's decision to build the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant was a crime, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonia's state-owned energy group Eesti Energia has reached agreement with new investors as regards equity and investor structure of its Jordanian oil shale-fired power plant project but the process is stalled behind Chinese authorities, informs LETA/BNS.
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have praised Lithuania for its active engagement in strengthening the global nuclear safety regime, transparent and open cooperation with experts, and participation in international support programs, reports LETA/BNS.
Revenue of the state-owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia amounted to 197 million euros in the first quarter of 2016, which marks a year-on-year drop of 10.4%, informs LETA/BNS.
President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner for Trade, to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the EU and the United States and the EU’s relations with the Eurasian Economic Union, reported BC presidential press service.