ACOMES meeting 2016

27th annual coordinating meeting of entity stockholders – ACOMES took place in Vienna on September 12th and 13th, 2016. ACOMES meeting is a venue where representatives of the stockholding agencies and organisations holding emergency oil stocks meet annually to share experience, knowledge and best practice for keeping of the emergency stocks. This year’s meeting was attended by representatives from 27 countries from Europe, Asia and northern America. Slovak Republic was represented by delegates from the Emergency Oil Stocks Agency.

Main areas of interest of the ACOMES meetings are technical, organisational and financial aspects of the emergency stockholding. Selected topics are presented by delegates from member countries and further discussions with other representatives follow the presentations. Main topic areas of this year’s meeting were especially:

- Emergency planning – preparing for responding to an oil supply crisis,

- Managing a stock release in an emergency – practical experience,

- Stockholding of biofuels in the emergency stocks,

- Review of EU oil stocks directive,

- Maintaining of the emergency stocks quality during long-term stockholding,

- Strategic and economic planning for oil stocks agencies,

- Risk management.