RIGA - The Baltic states need to re-analyze the need for alternative energy sources alongside gas and nuclear energy, which is one of the most autonomous, secure and cleanest energies in the world, believes Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks (For Development).
Pabriks on Monday met with representatives of the gas transmission system operator JSC Conexus Baltic Grid (Conexus) to get acquainted with the situation at the Incukalns underground gas storage facility, taking into account the planned maintenance work on the Valdai-Pskov-Riga gas pipeline which runs to Latvia, LETA was informed by the Ministry of Defense.
While at the facility, the minister gained confidence that there are enough gas reserves at least for this winter season.
During the meeting, the Minister was introduced to the principles, potential and planned development projects of the Incukalns underground gas storage facility, as well as discussed further cooperation between the defense industry and Conexus in the context of joint exercises to ensure national defense.
As reported, Russian state gas company Gazprom will carry out planned maintenance work on the Valdai-Pskov-Riga gas pipeline which runs to Latvia, starting from Monday, the company said on Friday.
The repair works, which Gazprom said were agreed with other gas pipeline operators, will last until February 6 and are aimed at 'increasing gas supply security'. It did not provide other details.