In 2019, Lithuania Transported the Highest Ever Recorded Amount of Gas to the Baltic States

By making targeted investments into the Lithuanian gas infrastructure and its interconnection with neighbouring countries, the gas transmission to the Baltic States increased 2.6-fold last year if compared to 2018, and reached almost 6 TWh of gas. According to the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid, during this period, the flow of gas to Latvia and Estonia made a fifth (20%) of the total amount of the introduced gas intended for consumers in Lithuania and the other Baltic States.

According to Nemunas Biknius, the acting CEO of Amber Grid, the amount of the gas transmitted in the direction of Latvia has increased 10-fold over the several recent years. The result achieved in 2019 is the highest ever recorded result of gas transportation to Latvia.

As far as the competitiveness of LNG in the market is concerned, the gas transportation via Klaipėda LNG Terminal also reached its record level. Last year, the gas import via the LNG terminal reached 65% (19.6 TWh) of the total amount of gas transported to the EU market via Lithuania. In 2018, this indicator reached only 35%.

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