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Floating LNG Terminal Arrives with a Splash

As reported in our Oct. 27 newsletter, Lithuania’s floating storage and regasification vessel docked in the Port of Klaipėda on that day and was welcomed by a large crowd of well wishers and dignitaries that included U. S. legislative and executive branch officials and the prime ministers of both Latvia and Estonia, Lithuania’s Baltic neighbors. Sen. […]

Categories: A.S.P., Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Latvia, Lithuania

LITGAS Inks Initial LNG Deal with Statoil

On Aug. 21, UAB LITGAS (part of Lithuania’s Lietuvos Energija energy group) signed a contract with Norway’s Statoil to supply the minimum volume of LNG necessary to continuously operate Lithuania’s floating storage and regasification unit (“Independence”) that will become fully operational on Jan. 1, 2015, at the Port of Klaipėda on the Baltic Sea. Under […]

Categories: Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania

Poland-Lithuania Interconnector Advances

On Aug. 19, the natural gas transmission system operators of Poland (GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.) and Lithuania (AB Amber Grid) submitted joint applications to the European Union for funds to plan, design, and construct the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL). The 550 km (343 mile) pipeline will run from Warsaw to Vilnius (approximately) and will have an initial […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Poland

How the US Can Help Enhance EU Energy Security

The American Security Project (ASP), in conjunction with LNG Allies, held an event on Wed. July 30: Beyond Rhetoric: How The U.S. Can Help Enhance European Energy Security. The 90 minute session was moderated by ASP’s Andrew Holland and featured a panel of three experts: Robin L. Dunnigan, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for […]

Categories: American Security Project, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, LNG Allies, Rice University

Lithuania Uses LNG “Leverage”

Lithuanian utility Lietuvos Dujos said that it has won “cheaper gas” from Gazprom until the end of 2015. “Lietuvos Dujos has entered into an agreement with Gazprom that involves a significant reduction in the price of natural gas,” the company said in a statement to the stock exchange in Vilnius. The announcement on prices came […]

Categories: Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Russia

Pascual Discusses LNG at Atlantic Council

Ambassador Carlos Pascual, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, addressed a packed room at the Atlantic Council on Thursday (April 3) to report on Ukraine and the E.U.– U.S. energy summit that took place in Brussels earlier this week. Pascual, the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, spent nearly all of his […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, Baltic Nations, Bulgaria, D.O.S., Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine

Moment, Momentous, and Momentum

Moment: A period of time. Momentous: An important moment. Momentum: Mass times velocity. For those of us who care passionately about helping America’s allies around the globe achieve greater fuel diversity, this has been a momentous week filled with “teachable” moments, leading to some real momentum. Now, as this extraordinary week draws to a close, […]

Categories: Congress, Export License, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

European Allies Plead for Expedited US LNG

Two Eastern European officials pleaded with the Senate and House of Representatives today to help expedite the flow of US natural gas into the world marketplace. The two Europeans —Jaroslav Neverovič, Energy Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, and Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security— delivered similar messages. Both urged Congress to work with the Obama […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate