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Friday, 22.10.2021, 03:31
Up to two tons of crude oil spilled on Monday from the loading buoy at the Butinge oil terminal of the Polish-owned Lithuanian oil refining and import company Orlen Lietuva, the Environment Ministry said, based on preliminary data. No oil has been detected on the Baltic Sea coast from Sventoji to Liepaja after Monday's spill at the Butinge crude terminal, the Lithuanian unit of Poland's oil group Orlen said, cites LETA/BNS.
The Tartu city government has decided to financially support a team of Estonian students who are planning to take part in the renowned Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race of solar powered cars in Australia in 2021, informs LETA/BNS.
HeidelbergCement Group, which also includes the Estonian company Kunda Nordic Tsement AS, is to install the world's first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in its cement plant in southern Norway, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvia completed a new high-voltage power line to Estonia on Monday in the latest step in aligning electricity grids in the Baltic states with European Union neighbors instead of Russia, informs LETA.
The Baltic states must strengthen cooperation in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigating its consequences, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in a video meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte.
The third Estonian-Latvian electricity connection has been completed and will commence operation on Jan. 1; the total cost of the new connection for the two countries is approximately 170 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.
In November 2020, electric power generation in Latvia decreased by 21% from November 2019, Augstsprieguma Tikls (AST) transmission system operator's representative Aija Ikstena reported LETA.