ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. owns two refineries in the Czech Republic - in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou. Both refineries process crude oil from different sources - they are connected to the Druzhba pipeline, the southern branch of which ends at the refinery in Litvínov, and the TAL pipeline, which runs from Trieste, Italy, to Vohburg, Germany, and then via the IKL pipeline to the central crude oil tank farm in Nelahozeves near Kralupy nad Vltavou. The refineries also process crude oil from the production of local oil producers Moravské naftové doly and Lama, which is transported separately via the Druzhba pipeline or by rail tank cars.
Each month, the business units of ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. submit their volume and quality requirements to the Production Planning Department. The individual requirements are then categorised by volume and quality to enable the required products and volumes to be shipped out. Shipments from the refinery are again based on requests of the customers that receive products either by tank cars or tank trucks to their filling stations or storage facilities. Shipments also take place via the pipeline system of the state-owned enterprise ČEPRO.
Refineries process crude oil in compliance with maximum safety and environmental requirements for the quality of oil products. With current energy prices and availability, the strategy of the refineries is to use their capacity to the maximum. At the same time, it is important to provide such services and quality of the products so that the customers prefer to buy directly from the refineries.