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Amber Grid: in 2021 Lithuania’s gas consumption dropped but remained stable

Lithuania consumed 4 per cent less gas in 2021 compared to 2020, totalling 24 terawatt-hours (TWh), according to the latest data of Amber Grid, Lithuanian gas transmission system operator.

“Consumers are trying to save in the face of extremely high gas prices currently prevailing in European markets. Gas consumption has decreased, although the decrease has been very slight so far. Insufficient gas supply to Europe further reinforces the importance of security of supply and uninterrupted transmission to consumers”, emphasised Nemunas Biknius, CEO of Amber Grid.

“We are constantly monitoring the current situation, consistently implementing measures that ensure the security of supply and better gas exchange”, he added.

In stark contrast to 2020, gas flows decreased from Lithuania to Latvia by 76 per cent. Instead, the transmission was diverted to other Baltic countries and Finland.

The Klaipėda LNG terminal has remained an important supplier to consumers in Lithuania and other Baltic countries, providing Lithuania with gas from Latvia and from Russia via Belarus. In 2021, it delivered 16.3 TWh of gas which accounted for 62 per cent of the total volume of gas supplied to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

Gas transportation from Belarus through Lithuania to the Königsberg region totalled 26.7 TWh and was 7.2 per cent higher than in 2020.

A total of nearly 53 TWh of natural gas was transported through the Lithuanian gas transmission system operated by Amber Grid in 2021.

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