VILNIUS Jan 30 Shareholders of Lithuania gas
utility Lietuvos Dujos voted on Thursday to initiate
arbitration against Russia's Gazprom over gas prices,
the energy ministry said.
"An extraordinary shareholders meeting of Lietuvos Dujos
decided today to initiate an arbitration process against gas
supplier Gazprom in order to lower too high gas prices," the
energy ministry said in a statement.
The decision to initiate arbitration was proposed by
Lithuanian government, which holds 17.7 percent of Lietuvos
Dujos. Germany's E.ON owns 38.9 percent and Gazprom,
the only gas supplier to the Baltic state, has 37.1 percent.
(Reporting by Andrius Sytas; Writing by Nerijus Adomaitis;
Editing by Balazs Koranyi)