Polish fuels giant PKN Orlen seals co-op accord with Lithuania

Poland's PKN Orlen petroleum corporation and the Lithuanian government sealed a co-operation agreement in Vilnius on Tuesday foreseeing mutual investment aid, including on infrastructure projects connected with Orlen's Lithuanian subsidiary, Orlen Lietuva.

On the Polish side the accord was signed by PKN Orlen President Daniel Obajtek, who also sealed agreements on co-operation in energy security with Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas and Communication Minister Rokas Masiulis.

In Vilnius, Obajtek also discussed energy strategy issues with Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis.

Among others, the Polish-Lithuanian agreement foresees Lithuanian aid for Orlen Lietuva's plans to adjust its Mazeikiu oil refinery to current environmental norms. It also embraces the reconstruction of a rail connection to Renge in Latvia.

PKN Orlen is the biggest petroleum operator in Poland and one of the major ones in Europe.