August 13, 2016

Balticconnector to Develop Baltic Regional Gas Market

Anna Bulakh, Research Fellow, ICDS, International Centre for Defence and Security in Estonia, told New Europe by phone on August 11 that the project is important for the whole region. “The three countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – basically are isolated in infrastructure from European continent per se because there is no interconnector between Lithuania and Poland and this should be finalized in 2019 and the Balticconnector has been under huge discussion for the last three years so it’s a big breakthrough actually for both Finland and Estonia,” Bulakh said.

Anna Bulakh, Research Fellow, ICDS, International Centre for Defence and Security in Estonia, told New Europe by phone on August 11 that the project is important for the whole region. “The three countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – basically are isolated in infrastructure from European continent per se because there is no interconnector between Lithuania and Poland and this should be finalized in 2019 and the Balticconnector has been under huge discussion for the last three years so it’s a big breakthrough actually for both Finland and Estonia,” Bulakh said.

“All pipelines come from Russia directly so there was no way to bring alternative gas because there was no infrastructure before Lithuania built LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal,” the Estonian energy expert said.
Read more: New Europe

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