Lithuania has plan to ensure energy security – minister

  • 2022-02-01
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuania's Energy Ministry has drawn up a special plan to ensure energy security amid rising tensions between Russia and the West and fears that Russia might cut gas supplies to Europe, including Lithuania, Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys told BNS.

"The first steps in preparation for possible problems in the energy sector were made back in the fall probably. The first steps were made back then. Now, the situation surrounding Ukraine continues to escalate, and I think we need a more detailed and in-depth plan, and we have done that," the minister told BNS on Tuesday, adding that information in this plan is confidential and cannot be disclosed.

Kreivys also confirmed there had been signals on potential threat to Lithuania's energy security, adding that the recent return of Russia's only FSRU Marshal Vasilevskiy to Kaliningrad after two years on the move, is one of them.

The minister refrained to elaborate on more of such signals.

Citing several sources, the news reported last Saturday that Lithuanian institutions finished last week a special plan on ways to ensure Lithuania's energy security, if Russia cuts gas supplies to Europe.