VILNIUS (Reuters) - Poland’s PKN Orlen refused to accept delivery of two oil tankers from Russia’s Ust-Luga port to its Lithuanian refinery due to the oil being contaminated, a refinery spokeswoman said.
Refinery operations were not affected and it ordered two other shipments, including one from the Russian port of Primorsk, due on May 19, said the spokeswoman, confirming a story by Lithuanian daily Verslo Zinios.
The refinery receives its oil by sea as its link to the Druzhba pipeline was severed more than a decade ago.
PKN’s deputy CEO said this week that the company expects to receive normal quality oil from Russia in the coming days.
Reporting by Andrius Sytas; editing by Jason Neely