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2017 10 13
Licence obtained to operate the Solid Waste Management and Storage Facility

On October 12, the state enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) obtained a licence of   the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) to operate the Solid Waste Management and Storage Facility (B3/4 project, SWMSF).

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2017 10 11
Minister of energy: The EC’s investigation of Gazprom must end with real benefits for Lithuania, not symbolic commitments

Yesterday, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. They considered issues relating to competition in the energy sector.

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2017 09 21
Minister of Energy: Regional decision must be adopted immediately to secure EU funding for the synchronisation of Baltic electricity systems with European networks

On September 19-20, the Lithuanian Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended an informal meeting of EU energy ministers in Tallinn. The participants of the meeting discussed the perspectives of the EU internal electric energy market,...

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2017 09 21
Vice-minister of energy: Nuclear safety standards should be transparent, responsible and non-selective

The Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Energy Simonas Šatūnas delivered a speech at the 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on September 19. Mr Šatūnas reminded the participants of the conference about the huge responsibility of the countries which have chosen to develop nuclear...

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2017 09 19
Energy Minister: We must proceed with the smooth shutdown of Ignalina nuclear power plant

On September 15, Friday, the Lithuanian Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas visited the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), where he inspected the progress of the decommissioning works of INPP and the achieved results. Mr Vaičiūnas praised the progress made in the past years, emphasizing its significance is seeking further EU...

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2017 09 18
Commissioning works commenced at KN‘s LNG reloading station

KN (AB Klaipėdos nafta), the operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, has commenced the commissioning works at the LNG reloading station after a commissioning cargo was delivered to the station by Cardissa, a bunker vessel owned by Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell).

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2017 09 13
An action plan to protect against the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant, which has been deemed to be a threat to national security, environment and public

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has approved an action plan of security measures necessary to protect the country from the unsafe nuclear power plant being built in Belarus (Astravets NPP) posed threats. The action plan was prepared by the...

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2017 09 11
Energy minister attended Economic Forum in Krynica

On September 6-7, the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas participated in the 27th Economic Forum in Krynica (Poland). Mr Vaičiūnas together the Polish minister of energy took part in a discussion addressing key energy challenges in the region.

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2017 08 24
Threats to the region’s energy security caused by Russia discussed with Nordic lawmakers

The situation of energy security in the Baltic Sea region was discussed at the meeting between Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and members of Nordic parliaments. The meeting mainly focused on the threats caused by unsafe Astravets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), which is being built in Belarus, and the Nord Stream 2 project...

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2017 08 24
Minister of Energy: Klaipėda LNG terminal still has huge potential

The meeting held today between Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, the Minister of Energy, and Frederik Smits van Oyen, the Vice-President of the US company Cheniere, focused on the current issues in the creation of the regional natural gas market and the prospects of further cooperation.

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2017 08 24
Extraordinary Cargo Arrives to Lithuania: the First Shipment of Gas from the USA to Reach the Consumers of the Baltic States Very Soon

This week, natural gas extracted in the USA will reach the houses, businesses, industries, power plants and farmers of Lithuania and other Baltic States. Gas carrier ship Clean Ocean arrived at Klaipėda Seaport this morning carrying the US cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG),...

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2017 08 02
Energy Minister Vaičiūnas: U.S. needs to pay more attention to the operation of Russian nuclear companies in the region

On August 1, the Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with a delegation of U.S. Congress members. The congressmen were introduced with energy security issues vital for Lithuania and the whole region and discussed the biggest threats posed to the energy independence of European...

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