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Fuel for the soul: church service at the star petrol station


Elmshorn, 30th of June 2020 – Real neighbourhood help in difficult times: with extensive renovation work forcing the closure of Schobüll’s church until the autumn, services are now being held outdoors in rather unusual locations. On 5th of July, it will not only be the believers who gather for the first time at the star petrol station Michaelis in Nordseestraße 23 to hold their service and to provide special dose of “fresh air for the soul”.

Schobüll is a community where people stick together and anyone who knows Ove Michaelis, the owner of the star petrol station, knows only too well that he is not one to hold back for long when difficulties arise. “If the church cannot be used and meetings in closed spaces cannot take place because of the coronavirus pandemic, we simply use other places,” he explains. For him it is just like in the saying “If the mountain will not come to the prophet, the prophet will come to the mountain” in reverse. Over the coming weeks, services are set to be held not only at the filling station, but also in the community centre and at a holiday home for people with disabilities.

“A chur
ch service is a time to refuel and gather energy for the week ahead. What better place could there be than a petrol station. We are happy to host the community and we are always open to something that is new and good for people. After all, this is just what our brand promises: more than just affordable fuel,” explains Oskar Skiba, Managing Director of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH and its petrol station brand star.

Gottesdienst an der star Tankstelle_3 © ORLEN Deutschland.jpg

star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003 and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN S.A., which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), with an annual turnover of EUR 25 billion in 2018.

PKN ORLEN is a leading player on the fuel and energy market and is listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100.

The Group owns state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure, capable of producing more than 35 million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum and of marketing its products through the CEE-region’s largest network of more than 2,800 modern petrol stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries around the world on 6 continents. 60 percent of the company's revenues are generated outside the country.

For the last few years, ORLEN has been established as the most valuable brand in Poland. PKN ORLEN is also the only company in the region that has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ for the sixth time in a row by the American Ethisphere Institute.

ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Klaudia Pawlak 
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