Lithuania's gas transmission system has been operating without Russian gas imports since the beginning of this month, the ministry said.

„We are the first EU country among Gazprom's supply countries to gain independence from Russian gas supplies, and this is the result of a multi-year coherent energy policy and timely infrastructure decisions," Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys said.

Data from the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid shows that on 2 April, imports of Russian gas for Lithuania's needs through the Lithuanian-Belarusian interconnection stood at 0 MWh.

Lithuania's full gas demand is satisfied through the Klaipeda-based LNG terminal. Based on the official schedule of the terminal's operator, Klaipedos Nafta, three large LNG shipments will be delivered to the terminal each month, which are expected to be sufficient for all customers.

"For the next period, customers have placed orders for gas transportation only from the terminal. If necessary, gas can also be delivered to Lithuania via the gas link with Latvia, and from 1 May – through the gas link with Poland," the ministry said.

Gas transit through Lithuania continues for the needs of the Russian region of Kaliningrad but in a different technical mode than usual, ensuring only the transfer of the amount of gas required for transit.

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