Motorists in Warsaw staged a protest at gas stations of the largest national oil refinery Orlen. The reason for this was the rise in gasoline prices and record margins of fuel companies. Such actions are simultaneously held in 110 settlements throughout Poland.
The protest action is due to the blocking of the normal operation of gas stations due to the purchase of a small amount of gasoline and the maximum increase in service time, which leads to the appearance of artificial queues.
The organizers of the action assured that their action will be peaceful and will take place without aggression. The Orlen company called the protest of citizens unfounded, as the prices at gas stations reflect the realities of the market. The company stressed that the price of gasoline at the dispenser depends on the market price of fuel, which determines the wholesale price.
The cost of A-95 gasoline in Poland has already reached 8 zlotys per liter (about $1.87) at some gas stations. “According to the experts’ forecasts, the experts predict that the price may rise to 10 zł.