If the court gives a clear signal, carbon dioxide emissions will be doubled from 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide to 3.4 million tonnes in diesel and gasoline production.
Inge Löfgren is local President of the Association for Nature Protection Lysekil and Munkedal.
"It is very regrettable that such a big investment has generated more fossil fuels when the whole world wants to divert this kind of energy," says Inge Löfgren, local president of the Lysekil Nature Protection Association and Munkedal.
According to the Association for the Protection of Nature the plant at Preem in Lysekil would have a single facility in Sweden that would release most of the carbon dioxide if the Land and Environmental Protection Commissioner in Vänersborgh gave the signing of a 15 billion-crown investment in the next few days. It is expected to be the largest industrial investment in Sweden when construction begins.
In total, this is an increase of emissions of 1.7 million tons per year to 3.4 million tons of carbon dioxide.
At the same time, Sweden has since the country has set a target climate by 2045 to avoid releasing more greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide than can be taken care of, the so-called net zero emission
Peter Abrahamsson is the head of the processing business at Preemu.
– The question is whether this is a global question or a local question. We release less carbon dioxide than most other refineries.
"If we are not here, but there is a demand, someone will produce products where the market needs to release carbon dioxide instead," says Peter Abrahamsson.
This means that when the Environmental and Environmental Protection Commission is now carrying out an environmental impact assessment, it is expected that this multi-billion investment will be covered by emissions trading.
The local president of the Swedish association for the conservation of nature Inge Löfgren is relatively pessimistic to the verdict.
– The Court will not handle carbon dioxide emissions at all, though emissions increase from 1.7 to 3.4 million tonnes. One will refer to it with trade shows, he says.