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Lithuania initiates Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom
2012 10 03
Lithuania initiates Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom

Today the Republic of Lithuania is filing a claim against Gazprom under the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.  The dispute relates to an overpayment of LTL 5 billion (EUR 1.45 billion) for the gas supplied by Gazprom under the relevant agreements.

BEMIP Regional Conference: towards a transparent and competitive energy market
2012 09 14
BEMIP Regional Conference: towards a transparent and competitive energy market

On 14 September 2012 Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania (supported by the European Commission and the Baltic Assembly), organized the second BEMIP Regional Conference “Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan: towards integrated and sustainable energy region”, which took place in Vilnius City Hall.

European Commissioner for Energy met Visaginas nuclear power plant investors
2012 09 13
European Commissioner for Energy met Visaginas nuclear power plant investors

13th of September, Mr. Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, discussed the progress of the regional Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project with the CEOs of project investors - Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian utilities Eesti Energia, Latvenergo and VAE and the vice-president of the strategic investor and technology provider...

Second BEMIP regional conference will take place in Vilnius
2012 09 11
Second BEMIP regional conference will take place in Vilnius

Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania (supported by the European Commission and the Baltic Assembly), is organizing the second BEMIP Regional Conference “Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan: towards integrated and sustainable energy region”, which will take place on 14 September 2012 in Vilnius City Hall.

EU Commissioner for energy Günther Oettinger will visit Vilnius
2012 09 06
EU Commissioner for energy Günther Oettinger will visit Vilnius

On September 13-14th, Member of the European Commission responsible for energy, Mr Günther Oettinger, will visit Vilnius at the invitation of Minister of Energy, Mr Arvydas Sekmokas. The main purpose of the visit is to discuss the progress of Lithuania's integration into the European Union's energy systems and the common actions in removing the Baltic...

Lithuania???s constantly raised questions about Gazprom evolved to the European Commission investigation
2012 09 05
Lithuania???s constantly raised questions about Gazprom evolved to the European Commission investigation

The European Commission has started formal investigation of Gazprom monopoly action. The probe includes three potentially anti-competitive practices in Central and Eastern Europe.

Kaliningrad performed isolated power system work tests
2012 08 03
Kaliningrad performed isolated power system work tests

In the night of August 1, Kaliningrad's power system had a tests on isolated power system work. These tests are conducted to evaluate power system‘s readiness to work after being disconnected from the neighboring systems or its preparation to work on the "island mode".

Stockholm Arbitration dismissed Gazprom’s claims for Lithuania concerning the case of “Lietuvos dujos”
2012 07 31
Stockholm Arbitration dismissed Gazprom’s claims for Lithuania concerning the case of “Lietuvos dujos”

Stockholm Arbitration made a decision according the Gazprom’s claim against the Republic of Lithuania. The final decision of arbitral tribunal has confirmed the right for Lithuanian Government to initiate an investigation concerning “Lietuvos dujos” activities in the Vilnius District Court....

The implementation of the EU Third Energy Package for the electricity sector is finalised
2012 07 04
The implementation of the EU Third Energy Package for the electricity sector is finalised

The Government adopted a resolution thereby approving actions necessary to conclude separation of activities of transmission of electricity from its generation and supply. Pursuant to the Government’s resolution, provisions of the Law on Energy of the Republic of Lithuania are being implemented in order to transpose the...

Minister of Energy Arvydas Sekmokas: Historical decisions were made
2012 06 29
Minister of Energy Arvydas Sekmokas: Historical decisions were made

In less than 3 years Lithuania managed not only to adopt EU energy policy rules, but also to successfully adapt them while seeking main purpose of the country – to become a fully-fledged member of European energy market.

Lithuania calls shale gas exploration tender
2012 06 27
Lithuania calls shale gas exploration tender

An open international tender for shale gas exploration and production in Lithuania was launched on June 25th. Shale gas could become a realistic and economically competitive alternative to natural gas supplied by Gazprom, now the sole gas supplier.

Seimas agreed to the renewed National Strategy of Energy Independence
2012 06 26
Seimas agreed to the renewed National Strategy of Energy Independence

Today Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has agreed to the renewed National Strategy of Energy Independence, thereby setting key objectives for the Lithuanian energy sector for the period leading up to 2020 and outlining the vision of the energy sector up until 2050. 

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