Buying gas from Russia's Gazprom may be risky

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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.
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