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

Friday, April 15, 2016 12:15
Astravyets nuclear reactor
Astravo AE archyvo nuotr.
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
Astravo AE archyvo nuotr.
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.

Lithuanian PM asks experts if blocking power from Belarus nuclear plant is possibleFREE

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 15:39
The future Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant
Astravo AE archyvo nuotr.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has asked his energy minister to find out if it is technically possible to restrict the supply of electricity from Belarus’ new nuclear power plant, which is part of the so-called BRELL energy ring that also includes the Baltic countries and Russia.

Baltic States' electricity prices move in different directions on Nordbalt effect (1)FREE

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 09:27
At the end of February, electricity prices across the Baltic states moved in different directions. Electricity prices fell by 2 percent in Lithuania and Latvia while rising by 4 percent in Estonia.

Gazprom to hold gas auction for Lithuania and Latvia in MarchFREE

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:38
Russia's state-owned natural gas company Gazprom said it would hold its second gas export auction in mid-March, offering more than 560 million cubic metres of gas to Lithuania and Latvia, Reuters reports.

Lietuvos Energija CEO faces investigationFREE

Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:47
Lithuania’s ethics commission announced it is to open a probe into Lietuvos Energija CEO and chairman Dalius Misiūnas over an alleged conflict of interest.

NordBalt drives Lithuanian electricity prices down to record lowsFREE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 15:52
V.Cesevičiūtės nuotr.
The operation of the electricity interconnector between Lithuania and Sweden pushed electricity prices down to record lows in Lithuania last week, according to Litgrid, as it started to operate in test mode.

Lithuania wants to buy LNG ship at Klaipėda terminal to cut costsFREE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 15:43
The gas tanker Golar Seal and the LNG terminal Independence
M.Milinio nuotr.
Lithuania wants to purchase the Klaipėda LNG terminal's floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from Norway's Hoegh LNG before the expiry of the 10-year lease period in an effort to reduce the terminal's costs and will seek support from the European Union for this purpose, Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said on Tuesday.

Baltic grid synchronization plan expected by summer, EC vice-president saysFREE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 08:15
The European Union’s (EU) researchers will draw up proposals by summer identifying the best ways to synchronize electricity grids of the Baltic countries and Western Europe, Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission’s Vice-President for the Energy Union, has said while on a visit to Lithuania.