Energy

Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standards

Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:10
Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus
Reuters
Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standards in the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Latvian minister: We grasp Astravyets concerns, don't plan embargo laws

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:18
The Latvian government supports the Lithuanian position to demand the highest security standards at the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, however, does not consider any laws to restrict electricity imports from the utility, says Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Electricity price drops by 13% due to NordBalt and LitPol Link

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:19
In 2016, the average price for electricity in the Lithuanian bidding area of Nord Pool was the lowest in the history of the exchange: EUR 36.5 per megawatt hour (MWh). The price was 13% lower compared to 2015 and 25% lower than in 2014 and 2013, LitGrid AB informed in its press release today.

Buying gas from Russia's Gazprom may be risky (1)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 19:37
Buying gas from Russia's Gazprom may be risky
Sputnik/Scanpix
Some Lithuanian political scientists say that the growing share of Russia's gas giant Gazprom on the Lithuanian gas market may be risky, although the new deals made by Lithuanian companies on cheaper Russian gas make sense.

Vilnius Energy co asks Stockholm arbitration to appoint valuers of heating grid

Thursday, December 29, 2016 14:10
Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), Lithuania's biggest district heating supplier controlled by France's Veolia, has asked the Stockholm arbitration to appoint an independent asset valuer in protest of the valuers selected by the municipal company Vilniaus Šilumos Tinklai (Vilnius Heating Grid, VST ).

EU aid for Klaipėda FSRU purchase to depend on Latvia, Estonia - EnergMin

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 16:16
Independence, Klaipeda LNG terminal's floating storage and regasification unit
DELFI (E.Skardžiaus nuotr.)
Lithuania's talks with the European Commission on EU funding for the acquisition of the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas ( LNG) terminal's vessel will depend on whether Latvia and Estonia recognize it as a regional facility, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said.

LNG competence centre to open its doors in Klaipėda

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:07
Opening of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) competence centre in the seaport is a significant event for the Lithuanian LNG cluster members in the outgoing year 2016. A modern training infrastructure, which was marshalled in business incubator of Klaipėda University (KU), will serve the LNG terminal engineering students, as well as the specialists from Lithuania and abroad working in that field, the Klaipėda University stated in a press release.

Electricity price will decline by 5% in 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016 11:19
Electricity prices for household users in Lithuania will decline by an average of 5 percent next year, the National Control Commission for Prices and Energy said on Friday.

Minister of Energy: paradox but occupation isn't over in energy industryCORP

Thursday, December 22, 2016 16:08
The new Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas does not deny the possibility that in negotiations to disconnect from the so-called BRELL ring there could be tensions, but states that Russia understands the goals of Lithuania and other Baltic States perfectly well.

Achemos Grupė's oil terminal sues Klaipėdos Nafta for EUR 6 mln

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:20
Achema
Bendrovės nuotr.
Krovinių Terminalas (Cargo Terminal), an oil product terminal owned by Achemos Grupė, last week turned to court over a deal between Klaipėdos Nafta (Klaipėda Oil) and Orlen Lietuva that allegedly violates the Law on Competition and restricts fair competition in the Klaipėda port's light petroleum product market, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Tuesday.

EnergMin candidate says closure of ministry not a priority issue

Monday, November 28, 2016 16:11
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union's candidate to become the country's next energy minister, says that the proposed closure of the Energy Ministry and transfer of its functions to the Economy Ministry is an issue of secondary importance.

Vilnius to take energy co to court over EUR 190,000 overpayment for heating

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:58
Administration of Lithuania's capital Vilnius intends to take Vilniaus Energija, heating supplier to the city, to demand that it pays back some of the money, 190,000 euros, for heating when it bought biofuel at a price far above the market price.

Lithuania's new energy strategy: NordBalt2 in 2025, halt of Visaginas N-plant project

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:58
The Lithuanian and Swedish electricity markets should be connected by the second interconnection, NordBalt 2, by 2025, while the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project should be frozen, suggests a new energy strategy worked out by the outgoing Lithuanian Energy Ministry and presented by Minister Rokas Masiulis on Tuesday

Lietuvos Energija CEO denies being offered Minister of Transport job

Thursday, November 3, 2016 16:46
Dalius Misiūnas, CEO of the Lithuanian state-energy holding company Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), denies that he has been offered the post of transport minister in the country's next government.

Lithuania to scrap energy ministry - Peasants leader

Thursday, November 3, 2016 16:38
Ramūnas Karbauskis, chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU), the party that triumphed in recent parliamentary elections, says that the Energy Ministry, which, in words, was established for a new nuclear power plant project, will be scrapped and its functions will be transferred to a separate department at the Economy Ministry.

Litgrid and NATO Energy Security Centre to enhance cooperation

Monday, October 31, 2016 11:47
Litgrid and NATO Energy Security Centre to enhance cooperation
DELFI (V. Deveikytės nuotr.)
The Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid and NATO Energy Security Centre for Excellence have signed a cooperation agreement. The two parties have undertaken to exchange experience in ensuring and strengthening Lithuania’s energy security.

Outcome of Lithuania-Gazprom dispute shouldn't influence EU decision

Saturday, October 29, 2016 13:05
Gazprom
Sputnik/Scanpix
Lithuania's failure to win a dispute against Gazprom over too high natural gas prices should not influence the European Commission's decision in its antitrust probe into the Russian gas giant's operations, Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis.

EU shouldn't accept power from Belarus N-plant if risks not reflected in price - Kaljulaid

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 19:03
President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
Estonia's new president says that the European Union should not give market access to electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus if environmental risks are not reflected in its price.

Possible energmin candidate favours restricting power imports from Astravyets

Monday, October 24, 2016 15:47
Virgilijus Poderys
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Lithuania should restrict access for electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, Virgilijus Poderys, who has been named by the Peasant and Green Union, the winner of the parliamentary elections, as their candidate for energy ministry, said on Monday.

Regulator cuts Vilniaus Energija's heating price by 23%

Friday, October 14, 2016 13:41
Vilniaus energija
DELFI (M.Ažušilio nuotr.)
Lithuania's energy market regulator has cut the tariffs of Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), a company owned by France's Veolia, for district heating in an effort to return 24.3 million euros to Vilnius' residents who were overcharged by the supplier.

Lithuania to apply to Swedish court for annulment of decision in Gazprom dispute

Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:02
Gazprom
Sputnik/Scanpix
Lithuania plans to apply on Thursday to a Swedish court for an annulment of a Stockholm arbitration court's ruling in a dispute between the government and Russia's gas giant Gazprom in which the country sought, but was not awarded, 1.4 billion euros in compensation for overpriced Russian natural gas.

First scheduled maintenance of LitPol Link finalised

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 14:42
The maintenance works of the LitPol Link interconnection were accomplished on Saturday afternoon. It was the first annual disconnection of the power link with Poland for the maintenance. After the works were performed, the interconnection was again put into operation on September 18, Litgrid communications department informed.

Key disagreements remain between Lithuania, Belarus over N-plant

Thursday, September 15, 2016 09:28
Substantive disagreements remain between Lithuania and Belarus over the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, the Lithuanian Environment Ministry said after the two countries' experts ended their two-day meeting in Minsk on Wednesday.

Conference in Vilnius discuss hazards of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 16:48
Serious safety and geopolitical concerns about the Astravyets (Ostrovets) Nuclear Power Plant being constructed in western Belarus, at Vilnius doorsteps, dominated a conference organised by Res Publica today in Vilnius.

Astravyets plant may be used as 'unconventional' weapon against Baltics - President Grybauskaitė

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:57
The Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus may be used against the three Baltic states unconventionally, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday before a conference on geopolitical and nuclear impact of the Astravyets utility.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Protection of Lithuania's LNG terminal 'impressive'

Friday, August 19, 2016 16:42
Lithuania's Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas said during a visit in the port city of Klaipėda on Friday that the Public Security Service and Klaipėdos Nafta (Klaipėda Oil) were doing a good job protecting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

Lithuanian ministers to inspect security at Klaipėda LNG terminal

Friday, August 19, 2016 10:06
LNG Terminal
DELFI (E.Skardžiaus nuotr.)
Lithuanian Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas and Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis are going to Klaipėda on Friday to inspect security arrangements at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Belarus 'admits difficulties at Astravyets nuclear plant' - Lithuanian PM

Thursday, August 11, 2016 15:09
By replacing the body of the reactor of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant that is being built close to the Lithuanian border, Belarus admits facing difficulties in construction safety, says Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, adding that the step should be welcomed.

Drunk German yachtsman nearly crashes into Lithuania's oil terminal

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 17:20
A recent incident near an oil terminal owned by the Polish company Orlen has drawn attention to security at the facility which is a vital part of Lithuania's energy infrastructure. If the company cannot protect it, the Lithuanian state may have to step in, the interior minister has commented.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Belarusian president tells Lithuania to stop complaining and cooperate on nuclear plant

Friday, August 5, 2016 10:02
Alexander Lukashenko
AP/Scanpix
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that Lithuania should think of helping his country run the nuclear power plant, which Vilnius has vehemently criticized as unsafe.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.