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On 27 October 2014, the port of Klaipėda on the sea coast of Lithuania was crowded with people and heads of the Baltic States. The day marked a new era in the energy security sector for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as an LNG ship called “Independence” was met with Lithuanian flags waving high. Even higher were the expectations of this floating LNG terminal which at the time analysts called “a game changer” in the Baltic gas sector. However, one year on, Lithuanian government is struggling to find ways to lower the FSRU costs and expand their gas market – “Independence” has become an expensive burden.
Greeting Independence in Klaipėda one year ago
Greeting Independence in Klaipėda one year ago
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