Lietuvos Dujos’ head Viktoras Valentukevicius said that the pipe is a poor commercial decision and asked whether the pipe is necessary at all.
Lithuania needs new gas links to countries other than Russia so it can be more independent in its energy. Lietuvos Dujos, the country’s gas company is one-third owned by the Russian state.
“Shareholders have agreed to lay the gas connection between the Lithuania and Poland, as soon as it becomes economically justified. This is a key factor,” Valentukevicius said.
Valentukevicius instead suggested building more links within the Baltics and starting an open gas market.