ORLEN Group has not made any spot purchases of Russian crude oil since the start of the war in Ukraine. During that time, 28 tankers with alternative types of crude oil were ordered for the ORLEN Group refineries in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. Independence from Russian crude oil supplies is possible thanks to the consistent diversification of supplies carried out over the last four years. PKN ORLEN will also implement measures resulting from international sanctions.
"We have an extensive database of suppliers from Europe and beyond our continent with whom we have established strong partnership and relationships over the last four years. During this time, we have imported and tested at the ORLEN Group refineries about 100 types of crude oil from all over the world. So when we resign ourselves to Russian crude oil supplies, we will maintain stable crude oil supplies not only to Poland, but to the whole of Central and Eastern Europe. However, the withdrawal from Russian crude oil should be coordinated at the level of the whole European Union in order to maintain market balance,” said Daniel Obajtek, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKN ORLEN.
Since the war in Ukraine, ORLEN has agreed to increase the amount of additional supplies from other countries. The activities carried out fully ensure the continuity of production in the ORLEN Group’s refineries in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, which are ready to process different types of crude oil. This is the result of an effective diversification of supply over the last four years.