"Success for yourself"! Russian media: Lithuania seeks independence from Russia in the energy sector, and small town residents complain about life like a "horror movie"


2021-11-25: [Article Link] [Global Network Report] "Lithuania has been punished for 'energy independence'," the Russian "Viewpoint" reported on this topic on the 24th local time, lithuania has sought "independence" from Russia in the energy sector for many years, for which it rejected long-term contracts with Russian companies. Today, Lithuania is self-sufficient-the heating fee has risen sharply, causing strong dissatisfaction among the people, and some even use the term "horror film" to make complaints. The author of this article is Valenin Zhukov, the following is an excerpt of the article: It is well known that Lithuania has sought "independence" from Russia in the energy sector for many years, for which it rejected a long-term contract with Gazprom. In 2014, a huge LNG receiving station was built in the port city of Klaipeda to receive natural gas from Norway, the United States and other countries. Like other EU countries, Lithuania has suffered significant economic losses recently due to rising gas prices. The rise in gas prices in this Baltic country was caused by the European energy crisis. A "diversification" policy aimed at making Lithuania "independent" from Russian gas, ultimately linking the country to volatility in the EU market, is the cause of energy shortages. In recent days, the town of Vizeca near the port of Klaipeda has attracted the attention of the Lithuanian media. Residents here must spend a large part of their income on heating bills. Pensioners are particularly vulnerable in this regard. For example, the 88-year-old Onujie Baltchiavechne said that he almost fainted after seeing the bill. "Oh my God, what happened? There were a lot of fees last fall, and this year there has been no cold weather. Why do they (relevant departments) do this?" The old man said this after learning that a 45-square-meter house would pay 130 euros (1 euro or 7.16 yuan) a month for heating. Other residents of this town were also shocked. A woman was surprised to say to the reporter, "the total area of the three rooms is 68 square meters, for which to pay nearly 174 euros!" Another resident said: "Horror film......" Another local resident said: "What can I do? People say the total (heating) costs have tripled in a year. It's scary to think of what it's like when it gets (more) cold...... What happens in winter? We calculated that if the winter will reach minus 20 degrees, we will have to pay 500 euros." Marius Zhilius, manager of a company heating the town, said: "Yes, the price is high, but we can't change anything." Day liu si said may be made to the boiler room makeover to make it more economical manner, but to spend 300,000 to 400,000 euros, which are required by the consumer to bear, but no one wants to pay more. The manager also said the town's heating bills would fall only if natural gas prices fell. Some residents of the capital Vilnius also had to pay twice as much as last year's heating bills. The reporter interviewed Lasa living in Vilnius, the woman for 53 square meters in 10 months for the heating fee is 55.19 euros (24.45 euros last year). In other words, the cost has risen by about 125%. The city of another resident da li wu si October this year charge for heating than last year rose by 127%. Heating prices in the city have not yet stabilized. In December 2020, the price of central heating in Vilnius reached 3.96 Euro cents/kWh. According to the Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory Commission, December this year, the price may be up to 8.73 cents/kWh. This means that heating prices in 12 months may rise by 120% compared with the same period last year. Lithuania is now in the same situation as the rest of the EU, which does not have a regulatory mechanism to regulate gas prices. Alexei Bello Goryev, deputy director of the energy project of the Russian Institute of Energy and Finance, said that this is almost a typical natural gas market, and it has not established a human-based or natural regulation tool. For example, the oil market has adjustment mechanisms such as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil-producing countries, which can be artificially restricted or increased through the "OPEC" mechanism. But the gas market is not the same. The result is that the EU's supranational institutions cannot have an impact on gas prices in the region, which Lithuania can only endure. Lithuania has more than once claimed to be committed to the development of "green energy" in order to please the EU ". It turns out that at a critical moment, "Green Energy" does not protect an ordinary Lithuanian from the terrible increase in the price of (heating).


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"Success for yourself"! Russian media: Lithuania seeks independence from Russia in the energy sector, and small town residents complain about life like a "horror movie"


2021-11-25: [Article Link] [Global Network Report] "Lithuania has been punished for 'energy independence'," the Russian "Viewpoint" reported on this topic on the 24th local time, lithuania has sought "independence" from Russia in the energy sector for many years, for which it rejected long-term contracts with Russian companies. Today, Lithuania is self-sufficient-the heating fee has risen sharply, causing strong dissatisfaction among the people, and some even use the term "horror film" to make complaints. The author of this article is Valenin Zhukov, the following is an excerpt of the article: It is well known that Lithuania has sought "independence" from Russia in the energy sector for many years, for which it rejected a long-term contract with Gazprom. In 2014, a huge LNG receiving station was built in the port city of Klaipeda to receive natural gas from Norway, the United States and other countries. Like other EU countries, Lithuania has suffered significant economic losses recently due to rising gas prices. The rise in gas prices in this Baltic country was caused by the European energy crisis. A "diversification" policy aimed at making Lithuania "independent" from Russian gas, ultimately linking the country to volatility in the EU market, is the cause of energy shortages. In recent days, the town of Vizeca near the port of Klaipeda has attracted the attention of the Lithuanian media. Residents here must spend a large part of their income on heating bills. Pensioners are particularly vulnerable in this regard. For example, the 88-year-old Onujie Baltchiavechne said that he almost fainted after seeing the bill. "Oh my God, what happened? There were a lot of fees last fall, and this year there has been no cold weather. Why do they (relevant departments) do this?" The old man said this after learning that a 45-square-meter house would pay 130 euros (1 euro or 7.16 yuan) a month for heating. Other residents of this town were also shocked. A woman was surprised to say to the reporter, "the total area of the three rooms is 68 square meters, for which to pay nearly 174 euros!" Another resident said: "Horror film......" Another local resident said: "What can I do? People say the total (heating) costs have tripled in a year. It's scary to think of what it's like when it gets (more) cold...... What happens in winter? We calculated that if the winter will reach minus 20 degrees, we will have to pay 500 euros." Marius Zhilius, manager of a company heating the town, said: "Yes, the price is high, but we can't change anything." Day liu si said may be made to the boiler room makeover to make it more economical manner, but to spend 300,000 to 400,000 euros, which are required by the consumer to bear, but no one wants to pay more. The manager also said the town's heating bills would fall only if natural gas prices fell. Some residents of the capital Vilnius also had to pay twice as much as last year's heating bills. The reporter interviewed Lasa living in Vilnius, the woman for 53 square meters in 10 months for the heating fee is 55.19 euros (24.45 euros last year). In other words, the cost has risen by about 125%. The city of another resident da li wu si October this year charge for heating than last year rose by 127%. Heating prices in the city have not yet stabilized. In December 2020, the price of central heating in Vilnius reached 3.96 Euro cents/kWh. According to the Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory Commission, December this year, the price may be up to 8.73 cents/kWh. This means that heating prices in 12 months may rise by 120% compared with the same period last year. Lithuania is now in the same situation as the rest of the EU, which does not have a regulatory mechanism to regulate gas prices. Alexei Bello Goryev, deputy director of the energy project of the Russian Institute of Energy and Finance, said that this is almost a typical natural gas market, and it has not established a human-based or natural regulation tool. For example, the oil market has adjustment mechanisms such as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil-producing countries, which can be artificially restricted or increased through the "OPEC" mechanism. But the gas market is not the same. The result is that the EU's supranational institutions cannot have an impact on gas prices in the region, which Lithuania can only endure. Lithuania has more than once claimed to be committed to the development of "green energy" in order to please the EU ". It turns out that at a critical moment, "Green Energy" does not protect an ordinary Lithuanian from the terrible increase in the price of (heating).


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.