Lithuania to Rebuild Rail Link Used by PKN Orlen, Dziennik Says

A disused railway between Latvia and Lithuania will be rebuilt in 2012, allowing Polish refiner PKN Orlen to ship products more cheaply from its refinery in Mazeikai, Lithuania, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported today.

The Warsaw-based newspaper cited comments by Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. The 19-kilometer (12-mile) railway between the Baltic neighbors was dismantled in 2008, and PKN Orlen began using a longer and costlier export route to Latvian ports for refined products from its Lithuanian unit, Orlen Lietuva.

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