Gazprom will have to be more flexible to sell gas in Lithuania, minister says

Russia's gas behemoth Gazprom will have to be more flexible in order to sell gas in Lithuania, Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said on Tuesday, commenting on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal reached between Achema, the country's largest gas consumer, and Norway's Statoil.
Rokas Masiulis
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