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Russia has not yet been able to get rid of dependence on gas transmission systems of Lithuania and Belarus, through which the supply of gas to Kaliningrad region. Even after the launch of the terminal of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to the Agency “Interfax” the supply of gas through pipelines on the territory of Lithuania continues.
The Agency cites the Lithuanian gas transmission operator Amber Grid, which secures the continued supply of gas by pipeline to Kaliningrad. Wednesday, January 9, the Russian region via the pipeline received 4 million cubic meters of gas. Delivery continues on Thursday, January 10.
Moreover, gas supplies continued even on the day of the solemn launch of the LNG terminal on January 8. In opening ceremony took part the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the state company “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. Amber Grid the data indicate that a transit stop has occurred only January 6, but later the supply was resumed.
Wednesday, January 9, Alexei Miller told President Vladimir Putin that after the launch of LNG terminal gas pipeline “Minsk — Vilnius — Kaunas — Kaliningrad” is completely disabled. Plant of regasification of liquefied natural gas in the pipeline under the title of “Marshal Vasilevsky” — the first and only of its kind. It is based on gas transport tanker, and the main goal is to rid the Kaliningrad region from dependence on Lithuania and Belarus. Daily productivity of the marine terminal for natural gas is 13.2 million cubic meters.
In December it was reported that “Marshal Vasilevsky” was used to supply gas to Singapore to Russia.
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