Energy

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.

EC to look into Lithuania's complaints over Belarusian nuclear plant

Thursday, August 4, 2016 15:09
The European Commission is looking into the address filed by three Lithuanian ministers about the Belarusian nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, some 50 km from Vilnius.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Fire incident reported at decommissioned Ingalina nuclear plant

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 09:51
Rising smoke was noticed above Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, a facility in the process of decommissioning in eastern Lithuania, on Monday evening.

Lithuanian minister dismisses 'childish' explanations about incident at Astravyets plant

Monday, August 1, 2016 16:12
Kęstutis Trečiokas
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
Rosatom, the Russian company which is building reactors for Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, has downplayed a recent incident at the facility, but Lithuania's environment minister says the explanation is "childish".To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What are the dangers of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant to Lithuania?

Friday, July 29, 2016 09:20
Lithuania is stepping up its opposition to the nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, just across the common border, after reports of incidents at the construction site is coming in. A leading energy expert explains the dangers of the plant and what could be done to mitigating them.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

IAEA experts, not Lithuanian politicians, should go to Astravyets - environment minister

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:10
Kęstutis Trečiokas
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
Environment Minister Kęstutis Trečiokas thinks that Lithuanian politicians should not go to Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant construction site before it is visited by experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Shutdown the only way to ensure safety at Astravyets plant - Belarus opposition figure

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:57
The only way to ensure safety at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, which is under construction just 20km from the Lithuanian border, is shutting down the project, says Nikolai Ulasevich of the Belarusian opposition United Civil Party.

Incidents at Belarus nuclear plant 'prove Lithuania's concerns are justified' - Grybauskaitė

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 15:01
Incidents at Astravyets power plant, a nuclear facility that Belarus is building close to its border with Lithuania, show that Vilnius has grounds to be concerned about the project's safety, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Initiative to ban electricity from Belarus nuclear plant moves on to Seimas

Thursday, July 21, 2016 16:47
The Lithuanian parliament will discuss a citizens' legislative initiative to bar market access for electricity from a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, just 50 kilometres from Vilnius.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian electricity prices slashed by increased competition

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 09:44
Lithuania's electricity prices are falling fast with rising electricity producer competition in the Baltic region.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.