Estonia: Olerex suspected of false information under biofuel rules

Prosecutors in Estonia suspect fuel retailer Olerex and its co-owner, Andres Linnas, of submitting false information to the Estonian Environmental Board (Keskkonnaamet), ERR reports, citing Eesti Päevaleht. Prosecutor Gerd Raudsepp said that Linnas had ordered Olerex employees to submit false information on a diesel fuel shipment to Estonia in December 2022. The company claimed that the diesel fuel was derived from renewable sources, when in fact it was fossil fuel. Olerex suggested that the investigation was an “information operation” against the company. Under law, fuel retailers in Estonia must ensure that at least 7.5% of fuel sold to consumers is biofuel. Olerex’s compliance with the biofuel requirement stood at just under 1% in 2022.

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