home_01About COVA

The Netherlands Petroleum Stockpiling Agency (COVA) is the independent national organization which is responsible for the strategic oil stocks of the Netherlands. The aim of COVA is to fulfil, on behalf and by mandate of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, the purchase, sale and storage of crude oil and oil products based on the requirements set by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Union (EU).

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NEWS:

Due to the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as announced by the Dutch government on March 12 2020, the employees of COVA will be working from home as much as possible. We strive to continue our service level as undisturbed as possible. Nevertheless we rely on your understanding regarding the accessibility of our employees. To connect to one of our employees you are requested to leave a callback request via e-mail or via the central telephone number +31 10 413 47 40. You will be called back as soon as possible.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The most recent version of the General Terms and Conditions for the storage of crude oil and oil products are available here.

The most recent version of the General Terms and Conditions for the purchase of crude oil and oil products are available here.

The most recent version of the General Terms and Conditions for the sale of crude oil and oil products are available here.


  • OPERATIONS

    COVA Operations Department is in charge of the contracting of suitable storage locations at the lowest possible cost for the emergency oil stocks.
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  • FINANCE

    COVA depends on the stockholding levy which has been defined at 8.00 Euro / m³ in the 2012 Stockpiling Act and can be amended by Order in Council.
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  • HISTORY

    The 1973 oil crisis came to its peak on October 17, 1973 when all members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
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  • CONTACT

    Boompjes 40 (Blakeburg Building)
    3011 XB Rotterdam
    The Netherlands
    Telephone : +31 10 413 47 40
    E-mail : cova@cova.nl

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