Posted 4 апреля 2022,, 07:26

Published 4 апреля 2022,, 07:26

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Russian natural gas stopped flowing to the Baltic countries

Russian natural gas stopped flowing to the Baltic countries

4 апреля 2022, 07:26
Since April, natural gas from Russia is no longer supplied to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia due to the need to pay for it in rubles, said Uldis Bariss, head of the board of the natural gas system operator JSC Conexus Baltic Grid.

He pointed out in an interview with Latvian Radio that the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas terminal and the Inčukalns underground gas storage are currently supplying fuel. Moscow's requirement to pay per hectare in rubles became a "signal" for a sharp reduction in supplies from the Russian Federation, since they can no longer be relied upon.

"From the point of view of the energy security of the state, it is definitely necessary to resolve the issue of building a second LNG terminal - the sooner the better", - said the head of Conexus.

Today, the Inčukalns gas storage facility has an unusual amount of gas for this period - 7.6 terawatt-hours. Almost as much as Latvia and Lithuania together consume during the winter months. Therefore, there is no cause for concern in the coming months. The Inčukalns gas storage facility started the season on February 26 - earlier than usual. This was done to ensure gas reserves.