The Polish oil company PKN Orlen continues to use Russian oil supplied through the Druzhba oil pipeline and is not subject to sanctions.
It is reported RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Financial Times.
According to PKN Orlen CEO Daniel Obaitek, the company still uses Russian oil for the group’s Czech refinery in Litvinov, which is still not subject to sanctions.
“Complete replacement of Russian oil requires improvement of oil supply logistics, which we are working on with the Czech government,” he said.
Obaitek also added that Russian oil companies still supply petrochemical products to Europe, despite EU sanctions.
“Russia does not sell oil and natural gas, but still trades petrochemical products in Europe. It earns not only on hydrocarbons, but also on processing. Not to mention fertilizers and other products,” Obaitek said.
The CEO of PKN Orlen also noted that the ban on the supply of Russian oil is costing the Polish state-owned oil company millions of dollars a day as it tries to find alternative sources of supply for its Czech refinery.
It will be recalled that over the past year, the previously unknown Indian company “Gatik” has become one of the largest ship owners in the world, which transports Russian oil to India for Rosneft.
We also reported that Russian oil continues to reach the countries of the European Union, but through diesel fuel from India.