CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – ENERGY – CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OF AN LNG TERMINAL – SERVICE OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST

SGEI: The General Court of the European Union confirms the decision of the European Commission declaring the aid granted by Lithuania for the construction of an LNG terminal in the seaport of Klaipėda compatible with the internal market (Achemos, Achema)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Lithuania's natural gas supply is mainly dependent on a single supplier, Gazprom, whose commercial policy is largely influenced by geopolitical interests, which often diverge from those of EU Member States. In order to secure this supply, the Lithuanian authorities have commissioned Klaipėdos Nafta (KN), a company independent of Gazprom and more than 70% owned by the State, to develop a plan for and carry out the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The financing of this terminal was secured through three elements, namely : (i) a special levy paid by all users of the gas transmission network and transferred to KN, in order to

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Raphaël Vuitton, SGEI: The General Court of the European Union confirms the decision of the European Commission declaring the aid granted by Lithuania for the construction of an LNG terminal in the seaport of Klaipėda compatible with the internal market (Achemos, Achema), 12 September 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92426, pp. 145-148

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