Tag Archives: Klaipeda

Lithuania: Energy Security Through Liberalization

by Aaron Wood Abstract Following independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the main concern for Lithuania was achieving energy independence. While this was achieved in part through the use of Ignalina NPP, it would prevent the development of liberalized markets and accession to the European Union. This article will show through a historical recount, […]

Traditional gas markets are changing in the Baltics

by Aaron Wood The Baltic States traditionally have relied solely on Russian gas, as circumstances of both geography and history have prevented them from finding other sources. However, low gas prices following the North American shale boom have made the relatively fungible and versatile LNG more available to nations in need of options. In the […]

Klaipeda LNG: destined for exports?

by Sean Berwald (@scbenergy) Klaipeda LNG, Lithuania’s floating import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG), has been hailed as a successful project to increase the energy security, diversity, and independence of Lithuanian energy. However, the project has come in a time of limited market diversity, with Russian gas still exporting over 75% of the natural […]