The end of summer will elicit concerns among many EU states regarding the stability of the Russian gas supply during the cold winter months as tensions in Ukraine persist. Yet, one unexpected set of states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – will greet the winter with more energy security than ever.
Lithuania’s recent liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal with Norway’s Statoil is relevant not only for Vilnius, but for all three neighbour Baltic countries. The gas contract will supply Lithuania’s new Klaipėda LNG terminal, beginning in December 2014 when operations commence. LNG wil