Baltic meeting of minds on oil issues

  • 1999-09-16
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - Generally good relations between Latvia and Lithuania can get a little slippery when it comes to oil. However, a recent meeting between representatives of the oil business in both countries may give them both a surer footing when assessing each other's intentions.Lithuania's just completed import-export terminal at Butinge, one of its largest foreign investments to date, is seen as a key part of national security plans by reducing its reliance on Russian energy supplies. But some Latvian environmentalists are critical of what they see as a potentially dangerous facility located just ...
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