The emergency oil stocks obligation in Serbia, calculated based on inland consumption, covers an estimated number of 20 days. The Rulebook on Defining the Yearly Programme of Emergency Oil for 2020 was adopted during the reporting period. Public procurement for oil tickets was also accomplished.
The Emergency Response Plan was approved in 2019 and includes procedures and criteria for the identification of a supply disruption, the procedures for the normalization of supply to the Serbian market and appoints the authority and assigns the responsibility for eliminating supply disruptions. The programme includes actions in case of the adoption of international decisions to make the emergency stocks available to the market.
Fuel specifications of petrol, diesel and gas oil for NRMM
Fuel specifications of petrol, diesel and gas oil for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM)
The quality of liquid fuels of petroleum origin is regulated by Rulebooks on Technical and other Requirements for Liquid Fuels of Petroleum Origin. The environmental specifications for petrol and diesel are in conformity with European requirements. Gas oil used for NRMM is not compliant with the Fuel Quality Directive.
Monitoring compliance and reporting
Monitoring compliance and reporting including the lay down the rules on penalties
As required by the Energy Law, a quality monitoring programme for petroleum products is in place. All penalty provisions are specified in the Law on Technical Requirements for Products and Conformity Assessments.
State of compliance
During the latest reporting period, activities on the formation of emergency oil stocks reserves continued. Two public procurements took place, one on the purchase of crude oil in the amount of 16 ktonnes and Euro Diesel in the amount of 6 ktonnes and one on the optional contract (ticket) for 50 ktonnes of petroleum product. The current estimated number of days of emergency reserves is 20 and calculated based on inland consumption. Since the entry into effect of the Rulebook on Technical and other Requirements for Liquid Fuels of Petroleum Origin in 2012, significant progress in conformity of the quality of fuels with European requirements has been achieved. Trade of leaded petrol on the market is forbidden and diesel quality is very good. However, gas oil used for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is permitted to contain sulphur of maximum 1000 mg/kg. This is far from meeting the current EU standards, which allow the sale of gas oil only if the sulphur content does not exceed 10 mg/kg.