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LNG facility in Lithuania to open by year's end

A state-owned port operator in Lithuania said it started work on a reloading station for support for maritime needs for liquefied natural gas. Klaipedos nafta said it started work on an LNG reloading station after commissioning cargo delivered by a bunkering vessel owned by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.

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US strengthens Baltic air policing mission from Lithuania

The U.S. Air force has deployed 7 fighter jets in Lithuania on Tuesday amid security tensions in the region before the upcoming military drill Zapad 2017. Seven fighter jets F-15C Eagle have landed in Siauliai air base, Northern Lithuania, to take over the leadership of NATO Baltic air policing mission from Polish air force rotation.

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Airmen and seven F-15C Eagles from RAF Lakenheath deployed to Lithuania

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Airman 1st Class John Crawford Around 140 airmen and seven F-15C Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing have left the Suffolk base for Siauliai Air Base to assume control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing peacetime defence mission.

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Washington congratulates Lithuania for receiving first LNG shipment from US

The State Department congratulated Lithuania on Wednesday for receiving the first shipment of liquified natural gas from the US. The move follows Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw last month, where he promoted American LNG exports.

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Optimistic outlook for ferry shipping in Lithuania

The Gardenia Seaways, a large ro-ro freight vessel of Klaipeda-registered DFDS Seaways, entered service between the Dutch port of Rotterdam and the British port of Imminghan in 2017, and as its sister ship, the Tulipa Seaways, is to be added to the route shortly, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on August 22nd, cites LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Lithuania Takes First Delivery of U.S. Gas

The arrival of the first U.S. liquefied natural gas delivery to Lithuania is "highly symbolic," coming "at a time when Washington has promised to help weaken Europe's reliance on gas supplies from Russia," the Financial Times writes . "This is the first, but certainly not the last shipment.

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Number of Us LNG buyers can increase further

The number of countries buying liquefied natural gas from the US can increase, Professor Jonathan Stern, distinguished research fellow at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, told Trend. "Poland, the Baltic countries and Ukraine buy US LNG because they regard independence from Russian gas as important to their energy and national security.

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Lithuania takes delivery of US gas to cut reliance on Moscow

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Lithuania receives first batch of Us LNG

The first batch of liquefied natural gas has been delivered to Klaipeda port of Lithuania from the US on Aug.21, said the message from Lithuania's Energy Ministry. Lithuania's Minister of Energy Zygimantas Vaiciunas said that the US gas will improve the competiveness on the regional energy market.

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Lithuania expects more LNG shipments from US

More shipments of liquefied natural gas from the United States to Lithuania are expected to follow after the first-ever LNG cargo was delivered to Klaipeda from across the Atlantic on Monday, but politicians and market participants do not predict that Russia's Gazprom will be driven out of the market for good, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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An Omani has won an international photography competition by capturing the beauty of Omani deserts.

Omani photographer Samir Al Busaidi has won the Palanga photo competition with his stunning pictures of the Ibri desert. He is the only Arab to win the competition which is recognised by the International Federation of Photographic Art and the Photographic Society of America.

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Video: Lithuanian rally driver pulls off acrobatic airborne drift

The majority of viral rally car racing videos involve major crashes and mishaps that end in a big, muddy mess. However, in this clip from Lithuania's Samsonas Rally Rokiskis this past weekend we have ourselves a Hollywood-worthy driving stunt.

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BLRT's floating dock in Klaipeda not to be used until 2019

The floating dock bought by the Estonian BLRT Grupp in Montenegro is on its way to the Western Shipyard ship repair plant in Klaipeda, Lithuania, but the company said that it is not planning to launch ship repair works on the new dock before 2019, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Passenger flow via Lithuanian airports decreased by 14% in July y-o-y

Lithuania's international airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga handled an aggregate of 407,900 passengers in July 2017, down by 14%, from 472,500, year-on-year.

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Lithuanian Authorities Seized 600 kg of Cocaine Worth EUR 49 Million

The agency notes that this is one of the largest quantities of drugs found in this Baltic country. The customs office at Klaipeda port reported that cocaine was hidden in a shipment of molds for making plastic shutters designed for a Russian company based in Lithuania.

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Shell step to Klaipeda signals interest in regional LNG market

The Dutch gas and oil concern Shell, which will shortly deliver a small amount of liquefied natural gas to the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda, could become another player on the Lithuanian market, while players say the company is interested in the small-scale LNG market, however, refused to predict whether it would become a new major LNG supplier, writes LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Belarusian freight ups July revenue, throughput of Klaipedos Nafta

Growing oil product flows from Belarusian factories caused an increase of revenue and loading volumes at Lithuania's oil product terminals operator Klaipedos Nafta in July 2017.

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Shabab Oman II: Representing Oman's heritage and tradition

The roving ambassador Shabab Oman II, anchored in Klaipeda, a port city in Lithuania, had more than 30,000 people on board.

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New aircraft platform planned at Siauliai airport

A new 5-million-euro aircraft platform is projected at the Siauliai airport, northern Lithuania, if the construction plans get a green light from the city's administration, the national radio LRT said on Friday morning, cites LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Klaipeda district resident, 2 Britons charged with human trafficking

Law-enforcement officers of the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda have completed an investigation into forced labor in the United Kingdom, filing suspicions against a resident of the Klaipeda district and two British citizens with human trafficking, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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