The Lithuanian Geological Survey (LGT) has launched a strategic environmental impact assessment (EIA); its findings will determine whether oil could be extracted in the so-called Kaltinėnai field stretching across the counties of Telšiai, Šiauliai and Tauragė.
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Jonas Satkūnas, head of the LGT, says that it is very likely that organogenic bodies - reefs - will be discovered in the area. These bodies could be sources of oil.

The oil fields so far discovered in Lithuania were mostly located in the Middle Cambrian sandstone stratum, yet a few were located in reefs as well.

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