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At its public sitting today, the State Budget Control Select Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) will discuss Estonia’s roadmap for quitting Russian gas permanently with the Minister for Economy and Infrastructure and gas suppliers.

In the opinion of the Chairman of the State Budget Control Select Committee Urmas Reinsalu, buying gas from Russia must be stopped as quickly as possible in order not to help finance the military activities in Ukraine. “We have to quit using Russian gas so as to contribute to ending the war in Ukraine and achieve more effective energy security,” Reinsalu said.

The Chairman added that the Committee wanted to get know when the planned floating liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal would be ready, how the cooperation with the neighbouring countries was developing and how quickly it would be possible to completely stop gas supply from Russia.

Minister for Economy and Infrastructure Taavi Aas, Member of the Board of Eesti Gaas Margus Kaasik, Chairman of the Board of Elering Taavi Veskimägi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alexela Marti Hääl as well as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Competition Authority and the National Audit Office have been invited to the sitting.

The public sitting starts at 1:15 p.m. and it will be live streamed online.

Video recordings of the sittings can be viewed on Riigikogu YouTube channel.
(Please note that the recordings will be uploaded with a delay.)

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