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Polish Briefing 26 April, 2018 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Orlen Lietuva will modernize the Mažeikiai refinery

What goes on in Poland on the 26th of April.

Orlen Lietuva will modernize the Mažeikiai refinery

Orlen Lietuva received the prize and announces further investments at the Mažeikiai refinery in Lithuania.

During the Lithuanian-Polish Economic Forum in Vilnius, the president of PKN Orlen’s daughter company – Orlen Lietuva – received the prize from the Jerzy Giedroyc Forum for dialogue and cooperation. The event was under the patronage of the prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania. BiznesAlert.pl is the media patron.

– We are still planning to develop cooperation with partners in Lithuania and create a stable business – said Michał Rudnicki, president of Orlen Lietuva. He reminded that this year the company opened a new oil storage in Lithuania, and the Lithuanian Minister of Energy assessed that the facility would support the energy security of the region. – We are doing everything to make the Mažeikiai refinery the most-developed plant in Europe – Rudnicki assured.

The Mayor of Vilnius, Remigius Simasius, admitted that the success of Orlen Lietuva, the main employer in Lithuania, influences the country’s success because it contributes to the increase of budget revenues.

Woźny: Coal like gasoline. We need to know what we are buying

The amendment to the act on solid fuel standards makes it impossible to use the worst quality mules and flotoconcentrates in household furnaces and introduces a consumer awareness tool, ie introducing solid fuel quality certificates – said the Prime Minister’s plenipotentiary for the governmental Clean Air Program Piotr Woźny at the first reading of the amendment.

The Act on quality standards for solid fuels was specified in the triangle: Ministry of the Environment, then Ministry of Development and Ministry of Energy. – It is important that this project passes along with the regulations. If we do not introduce rapid, radical changes, showing the European Commission that we are taking measures to improve the quality of air, then we can expect financial penalties, and instead of improving air quality, the funds will go to cover penalties – said Woźny.

He reminded that the act was also the fulfillment of the postulates from the Supreme Audit Office report from 2000. – Already at that time, the needs of fuel quality standards and emission standards for furnaces were emphasized. The Clean Air Program accomplishes these goals. We also give the opportunity to pass transitional provisions in order to give time to the coal producers or suppliers who will be technologically fit for the conditions – said Piotr Woźny.