At the end of November this year PKN Orlen signed sales agreements 30 percent shares in Rafineria Gdańska and 100 percent. in lotus. The sale of the shares was a condition of the European Commission’s approval of PKN Orlen’s takeover of Grupa Lotos.
Recently, journalists from TVN24’s “Black and White” program said that the draft agreement gives the Saudis significant control over the refinery by, among other things, giving them veto power on strategic matters. According to the media, the PLN 1.15 billion on which the deal was supposed to be based is low in relation to the revenue generated by the refinery. Doubts have also been raised about the possibility of Saudi Aramco selling shares to other entities.
Importantly, PKN Orlen vehemently denied the reports from the outset. The Polish oil company points out that this is an attempt to manipulate the facts and discredit key operations to ensure energy security for Poland and the entire region.
On Monday, on Polish Radio 24, Daniel Opajtec admitted he didn’t know anything Media attack on PKN Orlen. – First – I will not comment on unconfirmed documents. On the other hand, no serious manager of any company ever comments on contracts. Because it will be just a disaster for the company and its partners, – said the head of the concern.
– I just want to point out that the contracts are completely secure. We have been working on this process for nearly four years. International law firms and consulting firms with great experience worked on it. Moreover, the state apparatus was also involved in this process, Obagetek announced.
– The head of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party Orlen, in response to the accusations of some media professionals and opposition politicians, said: – Anyone who threatens Polish society today with an operator from Saudi Arabia does not bear any responsibility for the state.
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