Lithuania asks Belarus to set up expert panel for Astravyets nuclear plantFREE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 17:19
During diplomatic consultations on Tuesday, Lithuania suggested that Belarus should set up a joint special expert commission that would help assess the environmental impact of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant.

First American LNG shipment to Europe 'could trigger price war'FREE

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:52
America's first shipment of liquefied natural gas to Europe, which left Louisiana for Portugal this week, is set to shake up the European gas market, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Lithuania considers options to stop Astravyets nuclear plantFREE

Thursday, April 21, 2016 15:00
Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant
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A study presented at the Ministry of Energy on Thursday outlines possibilities how Lithuania could respond to the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus.

Germany to join Vilnius-based NATO energy security centreFREE

Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:44
Opening of NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence
Germany has plans to join the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence (ENSEC COE), based in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday.

Belarus promises stress tests on Astravyets nuclear plantFREE

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 13:27
Developers of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus say they will perform stress tests on the facility to make sure it is safe even in extreme circumstances.

Doha oil talks failure 'beneficial to Lithuania'FREE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 08:17
The failure of oil-exporting countries to agree in Doha on freezing production is beneficial to Lithuania and other oil importers, a leading economist says.

NordBalt interconnector back onlineFREE

Monday, April 18, 2016 16:50
Bendrovės nuotr.
The electricity interconnection between Lithuania and Sweden Nordbalt is back online after a malfunction shut it down last week.

EU energy commissioner 'backs Lithuania's position on Belarus nuclear plant'FREE

Friday, April 15, 2016 12:15
Astravyets nuclear reactor
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EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete supports Lithuania's position that Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, some 50km from Vilnius, must comply with all Espoo Convention and nuclear safety requirements, the Environment Ministry said on Friday.

Vilnius to turn heat back on in face of unexpected chilly weatherFREE

Friday, April 15, 2016 08:39
On Friday, the Vilnius municipal government will turn the central heating system back on. The municipal government claims that this is being done due to requests from residents as well as unseasonable weather forecasts.

Decommissioning of Ignalina nuclear plant will cost extra €900m by 2020FREE

Thursday, April 14, 2016 16:04
The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) will need another €900 million for its ongoing decommissioning by 2020, said an INPP official.

Estonia 'supports Lithuania's concerns over Astravyets NPP'FREE

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:39
Astravyets nuclear reactor
Astravo AE archyvo nuotr.
Estonia's environment minister supports Lithuania's concerns about Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant that Belarus is building just 50km from Vilnius, according to Lithuanian Ambassador Neilas Tankevičius.

What’s next for Europe’s natural gas market?FREE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 08:16
On February 16, the European Commission published its long awaited “winter package”, a series of legislative documents partly outlining the foundation of the often debated Energy Union. For those who have lost track, at the heart of the Energy Union lie concerns about single-source dependence on natural gas from Russia.

Lithuania 'can still stop Belarus nuclear plant'FREE

Monday, April 4, 2016 16:56
Astravyets NPP
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Lithuania can still stop the construction of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus, says Russian engineer Andrei Ozharovsky who has been banned from entering Belarus due to his outspoken opposition to the project.

Lithuania‘s LNG terminal has started sinkingFREE

Friday, April 1, 2016 09:22
Klaipėda LNG Terminal
DELFI (V.Spurytės nuotr.)
The LNG terminal in Klaipėda has started sinking due to an unusual accumulation of rust and deterioration in the metal plates that form the hull of the ship, the Klaipėda State Seaport authority has warned.

Orlen Lietuva to face competition council investigationFREE

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 15:23
Lithuania's Competition Council opened an investigation into Orlen Lietuva, suspecting the oil refinery could have sold diesel fuel to one company under preferential terms.

Electricity price hikes as NordBalt cable goes offlineFREE

Friday, March 25, 2016 13:24
As Swedish experts continue to look for the causes of a malfunction on the NordBalt interconnection between Sweden and Lithuania, electricity prices have reacted by jumping upwards.

Malfunction interrupts electricity flow on NordBaltFREE

Monday, March 21, 2016 12:26
DELFI / Audrius Solominas
The NordBalt electricity interconnection between Lithuania and Sweden was shut down due to a malfunction on Friday, Litgrid said.

Competition watchdogs to look into power reserve dealFREE

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 08:48
The Competition Council has decided to open an investigation and see whether the Lithuanian government's decision to single out the Elektrėnai-based Lithuanian Power Plant as the primary supplier of reserve power capacity did not violate competition rules.

International committee to address Lithuania-Belarus dispute over nuclear plantFREE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 08:51
Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant site
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A meeting in Geneva on Tuesday is to discuss progress that Belarus has made in reassuring Lithuania about a nuclear power plant that is being built near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border.

Lithuanian Energy CEO: Gazprom’s gas auction price will have to be lowerFREE

Monday, March 14, 2016 14:36
CEO of Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), Lithuania’s state-owned energy holding, says the company intends to take part in Gazprom’s natural gas auction for the Baltic countries this week, but the auction price will have to be comparable to those in Europe and lower than the one offered by Gazprom to companies early this year.