Daniel Obajtek, chairman of Polish oil company PKN Orlen, assures that the Russian oil embargo will not significantly affect the company’s operations. According to him, the renunciation of Russian oil by Orlen Lietuva is not temporary.
“As far as Russian oil is concerned, we are preparing, preparing and have a diversified supply, so we do not see the possibility of continuing to use Russian oil at the Mazeikiai refinery,” Obajtek told the government on Monday after a meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister. Minister and Minister of Energy.
PKN President Orlen explains that the current price of oil is the result of the war. According to him, PKN Orlen, as an honest company, cannot contribute to the financing of the weapons used by the aggressor.
“We are all paying the price for war, but solidarity is important on a European scale, because a level playing field must be created for all companies, especially in the oil sector. “We could be faced with the situation where we will have to compete with cheaper fuel, which someone will produce from Russian oil,” said D. Obajtek.
“That may be the case, but we must be aware, not give up and fully support our efforts to distance ourselves from Russia,” he added.
ELTA recalls that in mid-March, Orlen Lietuva Business Support Manager Ričardas Morkvėnas said that by the end of February the company had about 300,000 tons of Russian oil from the Urals, more no transactions were made for the purchase of this type of oil in March and April.
Source: The Delfi