Meeting of Best Practice Group 2019

Meeting of Best Practice Group – BPG, which is affiliated group to the ACOMES meeting, took place in Copenhagen on 14 May 2019. ACOMES meeting is a venue where representatives of the stockholding agencies and organisations holding emergency oil stocks meet once a year usually in September to share experience, knowledge and best practice for keeping of the emergency stocks. BPG is a smaller group which deals with topics from ACOMES meeting in more details or discusses its own specific topics. Slovak Republic was represented by a delegate from the Emergency Oil Stocks Agency.

Theme of BPG meeting was range of topics concerning technical, organisational and financial aspects of the emergency stockholding. Main topics of this meeting were especially:

  • cybersecurity and critical infrastructure,
  • use of biofuels during oil emergency situations,
  • crisis management during oil disruptions,
  • electricity blackouts and oil security,
  • excise duties on oil products.

Representative of the Slovak agency presented experience of the Slovak Republic from currently ongoing emergency situation regarding disruption of Russian crude oil supplies to Europe through Druzhba pipeline caused by the crude oil contamination.