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Commission Decision of 15 June 1979 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Decision 77/706/EEC (79/639/EEC) (repealed)

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1.Where, pursuant to Article 1 (1) of Decision 77/706/EEC, the Commission sets a target for reducing consumption of petroleum products by up to 10% of normal consumption, it shall in particular take the following into account:

  • the overall petroleum products supply situation,

  • the supply situation in each Member State,

  • measures to reduce consumption taken by Member States,

  • international obligations entered into by Member States.

2.Where, pursuant to Article 1.(2) (a) of Decision 77/706/EEC, the Commission proposes to the Council different targets for reducing consumption of non-substitutable petroleum products and of substitutable petroleum products, it shall take into account the factors listed in paragraph 1 and, in particular, the limitations imposed on each Member State by the real possibilities for substitution in electricity generation and, as appropriate, other sectors of industry including autoproducers, as established pursuant to Article 2.

3.Where, pursuant to Article 1 (2) (b) of Decision 77/706/EEC, the Commission proposes to the Council that the target for reducing consumption should exceed 10% and be extended to other forms of energy, it shall in particular take into account the factors listed in paragraph 1 and, in addition, the following:

  • the overall energy supply situation,

  • the expected duration of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products,

  • the extent to which the obligatory stocks of crude oil, and/or petroleum products held by Member States have already been drawn on.

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