Lithuania: Energy Ministry to increase protection of electricity infrastructure, oil refinery

Lithuania’s Energy Ministry plans to increase the protection of the country’s electricity infrastructure and Polish-owned oil company Orlen Lietuva’s refinery, BNS reports. Under an order drafted by Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys, the state will place key electricity infrastructure, including network connections with other countries, at a higher level of protection. Also, the state will place Orlen’s refinery in Mazeikiai at the highest and and oil terminals in Butinge and Mockava at the second-highest level of protection. The plans include building structures to protect the facilities against explosions and installing anti-drone equipment. The order will come into effect on 1 January 2024.