Tanker with Iranian oil on way to Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A tanker with 130,000 tonnes of Iranian oil is on its way to Poland amid efforts by the government in Warsaw to diversify energy supplies.
PKN Orlen refinery in Płock, central Poland. Photo: Radosław Drożdżewski [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The shipment, contracted by Poland’s state-controlled fuel refiner PKN Orlen, is due to arrive in the country in mid-April.
The oil will be processed at PKN Orlen's refinery in the central city of Płock, the PAP news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a company news release.
The ship has just left a terminal on Iran’s Kharg Island and is heading toward Poland, PAP said.
In another bid to diversify Poland's energy suppliers and reduce the country's dependence on Russia, state-owned gas giant PGNiG last year signed a five-year deal for the delivery of liquefied natural gas from the United States.