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Grybauskaite, “Lithuania can dispense with Russian gas”

Lithuania will disperse with buying Russian gas, said President Dalia Grybauskaite. The reason for such a statement is the launch of liquefied natural gas terminals.

Grybauskaite, "Lithuania can dispense with Russian gas"

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that her country would be able to disperse with Russian gas. Soon, Lithuania plans to launch terminals of liquefied gas.

The terminals of liquefied gas are scheduled to be launched in Klaipeda October 27. Fuel deliveries will start immediately after the test at the beginning of 2015.

Besides, President Dalia Grybauskaite said that it would be able to put an end to the Russian gas monopoly. This will strengthen the energy security of Lithuania and ensure fuel supplies to Europe.

The Lithuanian president also noted that it would be able to give the country freedom to make decisions concerning gas issues. Now Russia will not be able to intimidate it and induce to some political decisions.

After launching the liquefied natural gas terminals Lithuania will be able to fully meet its energy needs, and will make deliveries to Latvia and Estonia. Now the dependence on "Gazprom" is in the past.

Dalia Grybauskaite said that the contract with Russia would be extended only if the price for natural gas was changed.

Earlier, the Lithuanian Energy Minister said that his country has had enough gas in their vaults. It will give the opportunity to go through some supply disruptions from Russia. Now the situation has changed radically.