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Council Directive 2006/67/EC (repealed)Show full title

Council Directive 2006/67/EC of 24 July 2006 imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products (Codified version) (Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

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1.When the level of minimum stocks provided for in Article 1 is calculated, only those quantities which would be held in accordance with Article 3(1) shall be included in the statistical summary.

2.Subject to the provisions of paragraph 1, the following may be included in the stocks:

(a)

supplies on board oil tankers in port for the purpose of discharging, once the port formalities have been completed;

(b)

supplies held in ports of discharge;

(c)

supplies held in tanks at the entry to oil pipelines;

(d)

supplies held in refinery tanks, excluding those supplies in pipes and refining plant;

(e)

supplies held in storage by refineries and by importing, storage or wholesale distribution firms;

(f)

supplies held in storage by large-scale consumers in compliance with the provisions of national law concerning the obligation to maintain permanent stocks;

(g)

supplies held in barges and coasting-vessels engaging in transport within national frontiers, on condition that it is possible for the competent authorities to keep a check on such supplies and provided that the supplies can be made available immediately.

3.The following shall, in particular, be excluded from the statistical summary: indigenous crude oil not yet extracted; supplies intended for the bunkers of sea-going vessels; supplies in direct transit apart from the stocks referred to in Article 7(1); supplies in pipelines, in road tankers and rail tank-wagons, in the storage tanks of retail outlets, and those held by small consumers.

Quantities held by the armed forces and those held for them by the oil companies shall also be excluded from the statistical summary.

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