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A System of Unconnected Vessels: The Gas Market in the Baltic States
A System of Unconnected Vessels: The Gas Market in the Baltic States

Author(s): Kinga Dudzińska
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Environmental and Energy policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Baltic States; integrated gas market; independent from Russian gas; Baltic States’ energy policies; joint infrastructure projects; gas transport;
Summary/Abstract: An internally integrated gas market that is independent from Russia is a permanent element of the Baltic States’ energy policies. This goal in the regional dimension was to be achieved by the launch of an LNG terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania, at the end of 2014. However, Latvia rejects the opportunity to import gas from Lithuania, and Estonia would benefit only slightly. Instead, to cooperate effectively, including in the implementation of joint infrastructure projects, all three act individually. This hinders the creation of a regional market and the EU should actively resist it.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English