Oil

Implementation indicators

  • Stockholding obligation

    Stockholding obligation

    There is no emergency oil stockholding obligation. The draft Law on Security of Supply of Oil Products, which was finalised in 2016 but never adopted, meets all provisions of the Oil Stocks Directive. The draft Law continues to be under consideration by different ministries.           

  • Emergency procedures

    Emergency procedures

    There is no procedure in place to release some or all of the country’s emergency oil stocks. However, the draft Law foresees that the Government, upon a proposal of the Ministry, shall release the emergency stocks on the market according to procedures set out in the contingency plan.

  • 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 2017 Regulation on limited values of contents of pollutant materials in liquid oil fuels applies to petrol, diesel fuel and gas oil used as fuel for construction and other machinery, agricultural tractors, river vessels and vessels used for sports, recreation and leisure in accordance with the Fuel Quality Directive’s provisions. The sulphur content
    does not exceed 10 ppm.

  • Monitoring compliance and reporting including the lay down the rules on penalties

    Monitoring compliance and reporting including the lay down the rules on penalties

    Montenegro publishes an annual programme for fuel quality monitoring. It specifies a programme development methodology; method of sampling, number and frequency of fuel sampling at gas stations; method of sampling, number and frequency of sampling of diesel fuel in warehouses; and laboratory analysis of fuel samples. There is a punitive provision in the Law on Air Protection for placing on the market fuel which is not compliant with the prescribed standards.                            

State of compliance

Montenegro did not make any progress during the reporting period in oil stockholding. No emergency oil stockholding policy is in place. The adoption of the draft Law on Security of Supply of Oil Products, which will regulate the manner of establishing and managing emergency oil stocks and the procedure in case of disruption of supply of petroleum products in line with the Oil Stocks Directive, is pending since 2016.

The standards contained in the 2017 Regulation on limited values of contents of pollutant materials in liquid oil fuels fully comply with the specifications set out in the Fuel Quality Directive. Montenegro is planning amendments to the Law on Air Protection to introduce more precise provisions on fines.