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Lithuanian Marines salute arrival of liquefied natural gas carrier at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. (photo: dpa)

Baltic energy security – no longer a regional energy island

The 2009 Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis spurred the Baltic states to diversify their imports and decrease their dependence on Russian gas. With the risk of energy being used as a political and economic weapon, the three small states have been striving to achieve energy self-sufficiency and an open gas buying market.


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