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Published: 9 october 2013 17:50

Opposition leader: Chevron left Lithuania because of government inaction

Andrius Kubilius
Juliaus Kalinsko / 15min nuotr. / Andrius Kubilius

Lithuanian opposition leader Andrius Kubilius of the Conservatives stated on Wednesday that the US energy company Chevron withdrew its bid from the shale gas exploration and extraction bid due to the government's inactivity.

Kubilius, former prime minister in the right-wing government, says responsibility falls upon Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, as the government has failed to present its opinion on taxation of shale gas extraction in over six month.

"The government's inactivity and absolute absence of political will achieved what it aimed for – pushed Chevron out," Kubilius said in a press release.

In his opinion, the current administration has caused departure of "modern investment that could change Lithuania and guarantee its energy security."

The conservative leader said Chevron's withdrawal was a triumph of the only gas supplier to Lithuania, Russia's Gazprom.

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