It has been reported that Lithuania has completely stopped buying natural gas from Russia since the beginning of this month.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda shared on his Twitter account, “As of this month, there is no longer Russian gas in Lithuania. If we can do it, the rest of Europe can do it too.” used the phrases.
Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys described the cessation of gas imports from Russia as “a turning point in Lithuania’s energy history”.
Stating that they are the first European country to abandon Russian gas, Kreivys said that this is the result of consistent energy policies carried out for years and timely infrastructure decisions.
In the statement made on the website of the Ministry of Energy of Lithuania, the data of the Amber Grid company, which provides the flow of Russian gas to the country through Belarus, where gas imports from Russia were stopped in response to Russia’s “energy blackmail” in Europe and the war in Ukraine, It was stated that it showed zero as of April.
It was stated that all of the country’s gas needs are met through liquefied natural gas (LNG), and it was noted that the planning regarding the amount of natural gas to be imported in the coming months and the routes through which the said gas will be brought to the country was made with the Klaipedos Nafta company, which operates the LNG terminal.
It was stated that natural gas can be imported to the country via Latvia and Poland as of May 1, if needed.