Lithuania compains to EU over Gazprom

  • 2011-01-26
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian government has lodged a formal complaint against Russia'sa state-run energy company, Gazprom, with the European Commission.

Lithuania alleges that Gazprom abused it's monopoly on the market by charging unfair rates for energy. Since the closure of it's nuclear power plant at the start of 2010, Lithuania is almost entirely dependent on Russia to meet its energy needs.

"The Ministry of Energy requests the European Commission to impose on Gazprom a requirement to supply natural gas on the basis of transparent, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions," a statement from the Lithuanian governmnet said.