Date: 2 months ago   Category: Energy

Lithuania wants to become the European hub for the American LNG — Rambler News Service


Lithuania is interested in becoming a hub for the American liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Europe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkyavichyus said in an interview of the Lithuanian radio station Ziniu radijas. "We can be in a sense gate, not only in the region, but also in the whole Europe which will open new distances and opportunities for the USA to be a serious player in Europe, in the gas market that is extremely important in increase in diversification, increase in safety", – the minister, the words of the minister told the Latvian edition Delfi. "Technologically still it is necessary to resolve issues of the American export terminals, but we already accepted couple of such freights in the Klaipeda port, it is model, an example", - Linkyavichyus added. In 2017 the Lithuanian company Lietuvos duju tiekimas imported two LNG parties from the USA, and Lithuania on the volume of import of the American LNG took the third place in Europe after Spain and Portugal. Then it bought gas from the American company Cheniere Marketing International and the Spanish Gas Natural Fenosa – both freights were delivered from the LNG terminal in the USA by Sabine Pass. The operator of the Lithuanian LNG terminal - the Klaipedos nafta and Lietuvos duju tiekimas company in April of last year signed the contract on cooperation with the American supplier of Freeport LNG LNG.

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