Lithuania became the first EU country to consume Russian gas and completely abandoned its supplies.
Thus, as explained in the ministry, the new requirement of Russia to pay for gas supplies in rubles is not relevant for Lithuania.
Energy Minister Dainius Kravis called the refusal of Russian gas as a turning point in the energy independence of Lithuania.
Now all Lithuania’s gas needs are met by imports through the LNG terminal in Klaipeda. It was built in 2014. If necessary, gas can also be pumped to Lithuania from Latvia and Poland.