WARSAW, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Lotos, Poland’s second biggest oil refiner, said on Monday that it had received its first crude oil cargo from Canada.
The cargo of 100,000 tonnes, equivalent to almost 700,000 barrels of Canadian Hibernia oil, arrived in Poland on Saturday aboard the Minerva Lisa tanker, Lotos said.
“This is the first delivery from Canada in Lotos refinery’s 40-year history. The group is in talks with American partners to obtain a mixture of oil types that would best suit the needs of Lotos refinery in Gdansk,” Lotos said in a statement.
State-run Lotos, like bigger rival PKN Orlen, refines mostly Russian oil but is aiming to diversify its supplies. Currently around 25 percent of the oil it refines comes from sources other than Russia, the company said.
Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; editing by Jason Neely