ORLEN Lietuva starts using natural gas


The only in the country crude oil refining company ORLEN Lietuva has become one of the largest clients of UAB Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas. Starting from the next coming year, the Refinery operating in Mažeikiai District will start using natural gas for its production processes and will be the third largest consumer in Lithuania.

UAB Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas has been announced the winner of the bidding process held by Public Company ORLEN Lietuva for natural gas supply in 2019.

'The Mažeikiai crude oil refiner will be one the largest clients of our company, and one of the largest natural gas consumers in Lithuania. The cooperation with specialists from ORLEN Lietuva was very intense and engaging. We were doing our best to understand the Company's business principles as well as feasible scenarios for natural gas consumption. Our target was to create a service which would allow maximum concentration of our client on its business operations with all the planning, gas demand management and any other operational matters resting upon us – a natural gas supplier. We are glad to start the cooperation and hope that such will create value both to our client and us', says Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas General Director Mantas Mikalajūnas.

According to him, natural gas is the most environment-friendly type of fossil fuel, and its use for production processes will allow reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Public Company ORLEN Lietuva will start using natural gas from the year 2019. 'The particular type of fuel has been selected to comply with the stricter environmental requirements', states the Company's General Director Michal Rudnicki, 'we believe that selection of the one of the most environmentally clean fuels currently in use will bring both ecological and economical benefits'.


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