PM Butkevičius: Gazprom’s exit means Lithuania first in Baltics to unbundle gas sector

Gazprom’s decision to sell its Lithuanian assets could be due to the German energy group E.ON’s exit and the EU Third Energy package requirements, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Tuesday, adding that the Russian group’s withdrawal means that Lithuania will be the first of the three Baltic countries to unbundle the gas sector.
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