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Lithuania Backs Chevron’s Plan for Shale Gas Exploration

Lithuania’s energy minister publicly restated support for Chevron Corp’s plans to explore for shale gas in the country following criticism of the project from a parliamentary committee earlier this month.

Energy Minister Jaroslav Neverovic backed the project after meeting today with the head of Chevron’s Lithuanian representative office, the ministry in Vilnius said on its website. A parliamentary committee on Feb. 6 called for a moratorium on the project and an investigation into the local company that is 50 percent-owned by Chevron.