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Lithuania will be the first country in Europe to receive a shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, sources confirm.
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The decision is seen as a sign of support for the Baltic states that are heavily dependent on gas imports from Russia, according to Reuters.

The first shipment of American gas might reach Lithuania's Klaipėda LNG terminal in February.

Talks are ongoing on the first US shipment, although Lithuania's state-run Lietuvos Energija wants a discount to Russian gas delivered via pipelines, a Reuters source says.

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