Tallinn, August 26 - Neftegaz.RU. Estonia's energy group Eesti Energia will import gas from Russia's largest private gas company Novatek via Lithuania's LNG terminal based in Klaipeda in September.
"Yes, we are buying from Novatek," Priit Luts, the press officer at Eesti Energia, told on August 23. The Lithuanian terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda OIL, KN) said Eesti Energia had become the Lithuanian terminal's 4rth client.
“We are committed to providing our customers with competitively priced energy and smart solutions. Now we have taken a step forward in cooperation with Klaipeda LNG Terminal, which enables us in given market situation to purchase LNG at competitive price, to regasify and bring it to our clients in the Baltics,” said Eero Sirendi, Head of Energy Trading at Eesti Energia.
KN said it had allocated Eesti Energia 0.061 TWh of regasification capacity, amounting to a small bunker vessel of 10,000 cubic meters. Such vessels usually bring gas from Novatek's production facility in Vysotsk.
Lithuania's fertilizer manufacturer Achema mainly imports Novatek, and also Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas (LET), part of Lithuania's state-controlled energy group Lietuvos Energija (bought via an intermediary), and Imlitex, which is part of the commodity trade group Imlitex Holdings, have brought one LNG shipment each from Novatek this year.