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Latvian Minister Addresses LNG Allies

At a breakfast seminar hosted by LNG Allies on Tues. July 14, Latvian Minister for Economic Affairs, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, spoke candidly of Latvia’s tenuously dependent energy position and the need for a full and transparent transition to open energy markets connecting the whole of the European Union (EU). Ms. Reizniece-Ozola, who assumed her cabinet portfolio […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Latvia

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: Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Latvia, 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: Energy Security, Europe, European Union, 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, Baker Institute, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, LNG Allies

Important (Really!) Congressional Hearing

For six years (many moons ago), I worked for the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who used to joke that: “Congressional activity is an oxymoron, not unlike ‘military intelligence,’ or ‘cafeteria food.’ ” So, you can understand my reticence about putting the words ‘important’ and ‘hearing’ together in the same headline. Nonetheless, for those of […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Global Market, TTIP, Ukraine, US Senate

Gazprom Halts Gas Shipments to Ukraine

Russia’s OAO Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz have been mud wrestling for months over gas pricing and debt issues. This fight between state-controlled companies has been widely publicized and we won’t regurgitate the details here. The dispute reached a new low today, however, with Gazprom announcing that it had reduced the flow of natural gas into […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Russia, Ukraine

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

G7 Energy Ministers Issue Statement

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with energy ministers from the other G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) in Rome on May 5 and 6 “to discuss ways to strengthen collective energy security.” The joint statement issued after the meeting includes the following key points: Energy should not […]

Categories: DOE, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, United States

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