The last period of time during which gas was flowing from Russia to Latvia was 21st to 29th of July.
The output used during this period of time was approximately 660 000 MWh.
Conexus representatives confirm having received information from Gazprom regarding the cessation of gas supplies.
He did not provide a name.
Latvian Minister of Economics Ilze Indriksone said, commenting on Gazprom’s announcement on cessation of exports of gas to Latvia, that Latvia will have enough gas for the upcoming heating season.
At the same time, there is no certainty that the gas stored in Inčukalns gas storage facility is even sold to Latvia.
The minister said:
- Of course, we cannot say that the gas currently stored in Inčukalns gas storage facility will be sold to us, as we have a free market, but the volume that is currently stored is not the lowest we’ve ever had
It is also reported that Latvia is committed to completely ceasing using Russian gas starting next year.
Amendments passed by the Saeima to the Energy Law provide for diversifying gas supplies and creating strategic gas reserves.