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After Lithuania’s decision to obtain energy independence by separating its gas company into two different parts, Russia has punished it by not reducing the price for gas, as it was done in Latvia and Estonia.

Latvia and Estonia will get 15% discount in 2011, while the price for Lithuania was not cut.

Lithuania has been trying to seek for energy independence for some time already, especially, in the sector of gas, therefore currently it is splitting the sector into two parts – transmission and production, thus trying to avoid the possibility for monopolistic pricing schemes.

Gas prices will be cut for Latvia, as they have undertaken to resume gas consumption up to levels of 2007. We have resolved this issue. Regarding Estonia, the decision is positive as well, says Gazprom vice-president Valery Golubev.

He adds there are no reasons to cut prices for Lithuania.

Golubev points out they do not see why Lithuania is carrying out the EU’s third energy package. For the time being the European Commission has not initiated any negotiations with respect to gas in Lithuania, explains Golubev.


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  1. T|_d says:

    Russia has again excercised power on a country that does not observe the set direction…

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  2. samagotian says:

    Divide and Conquer Strategy…

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