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Who we are

PKN ORLEN is a Polish company and one of Central Europe’s largest refiners of crude oil. We specialize in processing crude oil into world-class unleaded petrol, diesel, heating oil, and aviation fuel as well as plastics and other petroleum related products.

We hold licences for onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration throughout the country. One of our shared priorities is to appraise and exploit natural gas from unconventional plays. Our adopted development direction is to transform PKN ORLEN into a multiutility complex with a foothold in the power generation business.

Our mission

We discover and process natural resources to fuel the future.

Refining activity

PKN ORLEN operates 7 refineries, of which 3 are located in Plock, Trzebinia and Jedlicze (Poland), another 3 in Litvinov, Kralupy and Pardubice (the Czech Republic) and 1 in Mazeikiu (Lithuania). The total deep processing capacity of the refineries reaches 31.7 million tonnes per annum (PKN ORLEN share). In 2011 all the ORLEN Group refineries processed 27.8 million tonnes of crude oil.

Retail network

PKN ORLEN’s retail network comprises approximately 2,700 outlets offering services in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In Poland petrol stations operate under three brands: ORLEN (premium brand) and BLISKA (economy brand). Clients in Germany are served at stations branded STAR, and in the Czech Republic at outlets bearing standard Benzina and premium Benzina Plus logos. Petrol sations in Lithuania operate under the ORLEN Lietuvalogos.

PKN ORLEN’s retail network is efficiently supported by a logistics infrastructure comprising ground and underground storage depots, a network of pipelines as well as sea reloading facilities in Poland and Lithuania.


As at the end of 2011 the ORLEN Group employed 22,380 employees, of which 4,445 accounted for PKN ORLEN (mother company), 4,275 for the Unipetrol Group in the Czech Republic, 2,552 for ORLEN Lietuva in Lithuania and 138 for ORLEN Deutschland in Germany.


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