Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Peat Country Notes
Peatlands (totalling nearly 5 000 km2) are widespread, with the larger accumulations tending to be in the west and south-east of the country. About 71% of the overall tonnage of peat resources is suitable for use as fuel. Energy use of peat fell from 1.5 million tonnes in 1960 to only about 0.1 million tonnes in 1985, since when consumption has declined further to around 50 000 tonnes per year. The principal peat consumers are heat plants, producers of semi-briquettes, and households; the last-named also account for virtually all of Lithuania's modest consumption of locally-produced peat semi-briquettes, together with about 5 000 tpa of briquettes imported from Belarus.