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Thursday, 26.05.2016, 03:40
On May 24th, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius discussed the issue of Belarus nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ostrovets during the telephone conversation with Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union, reported BC the Lithuanian MFA.
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Polish-capital oil refining company Orlen Lietuva has not requested higher discounts from the state-run Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) than those granted to other clients and maintains it does not owe 30 million euros, 15min.lt news portal said, cites LETA/BNS.
The company Energiasalv OU could abandon a plan to set up a 350-million-euro pumped storage power plant in the territory of the Joelahtme rural municipality on Estonia's North Coast and has chosen the town of Paldiski in the country's northwest as an alternative location, informs LETA/BNS.
Trilini Energy, subsidiary of the Estonian investment company Infortar, has been cleared by the Competition Authority to acquire the Russian energy giant Gazprom's 37% shareholding in Eesti Gaas, informs LETA/BNS.
Over 15,000 Lithuanian citizens have already supported a legislative initiative aimed at barring access for electricity from a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, which amounts to almost one-third of the minimum 50,000 signatures that are expected to be collected by July 9th, informs LETA/BNS.
The Latvian Federation of Pensioners has sent a letter to Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) with a request to create a mechanism to compensate low-income pensioners for the rising cost of electricity.
The cost of cleaning up acid waste ponds near Incukalns will increase another EUR 9 million, and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry will be trying to have the cost covered by European Union funds, Latvian Television program De Facto reported last night, cites LETA.
Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2015 combined heat and power (CHP) plants produced 3 526.8 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity (17% more than in 2014) comprising 63% of the total volume of electricity generated in Latvia. Last year, 5 540.4 GWh of heat were produced in CHP plants – 72% of the total heat produced in the country.
Double standards cannot be applied to a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on May 20th in Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
Not only prices for natural gas, but also prices for electricity will go down in Lithuania in July 2016, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on May 20th, cites LETA/BNS.
Competition on the global market of liquefied natural gas (LNG) should continue growing, which should be in the benefit of Lithuania, experts say, cites LETA/BNS.
It will be easier for foreign companies planning to invest in Lithuania to obtain an electricity connection after the government on May 18th approved a simpler procedure for connecting them to the power grid, informs LETA/BNS.
LSC Shipmanagement (LSCSM), a subsidiary of Latvijas Kugnieciba (Latvian Shipping Company), has supplemented the fleet under its full technical management with a newly built ship, the Elandra Oak, the company said LETA.
State-run Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) has failed to reach an amicable deal with the Lithuanian unit of Poland's biggest oil group Orlen to end their protracted dispute over a freight tariffs, Lietuvos Rytas daily said on May 18th, cites LETA/BNS.
Meeting with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Tallinn on May 17th, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said that relations between Estonia and Finland are exceptionally close and good and the countries are working closely together in a number of areas, informs LETA/BNS.