US oil debuts in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A first-ever shipment of US oil, 600,000 barrels, or 80,000 tonnes worth, has arrived at a northern Polish seaport in Gdańsk, for the country's second-largest refiner, Lotos.
US tanker St. Helen docked at the Gdańsk seaport. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa.
According to the refiner, the delivery is part of a strategy for more diverse supplies.
In September, Lotos received nearly 700,000 barrels of oil from Canada.
"Diversification is one of Lotos' priorities," the refiner's CEO Marcin Jastrzępski said in a statement.
"This is the first, but not last purchase of American oil for the Gdańsk refinery," he added.
The refiner said that eighty percent of its oil is sourced from the East and that it had trialled supplies from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Latin America, and North and West Africa "as a result of strategic activities aimed at boosting Polish security in the energy sector". (vb)