Energy independence: is Lithuania getting away with state aid?

The EU says Lithuania can levy funds from gas consumers to finance its own energy companies.

Achema, Lithuania’s largest consumer, disagrees.

The European Commission and the European Court of Justice are currently considering state aid complaints against Lithuania.

The outcome could have repercussions for every gas consumer in the country and massive ramifications for one company in particular.

Refo 1aAchema is the largest fertilizer producer in the Baltic states, and part of a group that employs 4,500 people.

The company manufactures nitrogen fertilizers, dry fertilizer mixtures and liquid fertilizers for outdoor and indoor plants, all requiring gas as a raw material. much, in fact, that Achema is by far the largest gas consumer in Lithuania, using approximately half the…

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