"Both (Lithuanian and Finnish) terminals will be beneficial to the region. The terminals, together with new gas interconnections and underground gas storage facilities, will help create a real gas market. What we all aim at is to change from being an isolated energy island into a part of the European market operating under transparent rules," the Energy Ministry quoted him as saying during a meeting with Finnish Economic Affairs Minister Jyri Hakamies.
Since Lithuania has opted for a floating LNG terminal, the FSRU could be used to supply gas both to Latvia and Estonia, he said.
Sekmokas also met with the top executives of Finland's energy group Fortum, which plans to build waste and biofuel-fired combined heat-and-power plants not only in Klaipėda, but also in Kaunas and Vilnius.