Disinfo: LNG terminal is too expensive for Lithuania


Lithuania will pay for the consultations of experts who will advise how to redeem the LNG terminal-ship Independence. This project is too expensive for Lithuania. The employment of the experts is an additional investment. The LNG terminal project was not successful for Lithuania because it wants to be independent of Russian gas but is now exporting gas to the terminal mainly from Russia and Norway. The LNG terminal is economically useless, and Lithuania is paying for its political phobias.


Disinformation around Lithuania's LNG terminal.

The building of the LNG terminal in Klaipeda harbor in 2014 ended Lithuania's energy and economic dependence on Russian gas. It broke the Russian gas monopoly in the country and ensures Lithuania's energy security.

The purpose of the terminal is not to “not buy Russian gas” but to have the possibility to buy gas from diverse sources based on competitive market prices.

The topic of energy and its security is common in Kremlin disinformation propaganda. See similar types of narratives such as the Polish decision to fine Gazprom for Nord Stream 2 is directly connected to the Navalny case, Millions of poor Ukrainians will be left without gas in 2021, Lithuania dooms itself to energy destitution.


  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian, Lithuanian
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Keywords: gas, Energy


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