All documentation in this section is in its original language (Spanish)

Basic regulation of the hydrocarbon sector
  • Law 34/1998, of 7 October, on the Hydrocarbon Sector. (BOE 241 of 8/10/1998)
  • Royal Decree 1716/2004, of 23 July, which regulates the obligation to maintain minimum security stocks, the diversification of the natural gas supply and the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos (BOE 206 of 26/8/2004)
  • Order ITC/3283/2005, of 11 October 2005, approving the regulations related to the information duties of the entities obligated to maintain minimum security stocks of petroleum products including liquid petroleum gases, and natural gas, as well as the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos’ inspection authority. (BOE 255 of 25/10/05)
Implementation regulation
Ministerial Orders approving CORES fees
  • Order TED/1376/2023, of 20 December, approving the fees of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2024. (BOE 309 of 27/12/2023)
  • Order TED/1301/2022, of 22 December, approving the fees of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2023. (BOE 312 of 29/12/2022)
  • Order TED/1452/2021, of 22 December, approving the fees of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2022. (BOE 310 de 27/12/2021)
  • Order TED/1241/2020, of 21 December, approving the fees of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2021. (BOE 334 de 23/12/2020)
  • Order TED/456/2020, of 27 May, approving extraordinary fees to be paid to the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos as a result of the effects caused by COVID-19 crisis. (BOE 152 of 29/05/2020)
  • Order TEC/1262/2019, of 26 December, approving the fees of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2020. (BOE 313 of 30/12/2019)
  • Order ITC/18/2005, of 10 January, approving the fees for the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos corresponding to fiscal year 2005. (BOE 15 of 18/01/2005)

You can consult the previous Ministerial Orders for the approval of CORES fees in the Operational Financing section.

Orders of appointment
  • Order TED/44/2020, of 21 January, providing for the cessation and nomination of the Chairperson of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos. (BOE 19 of 22/01/20) Appointment: Chairwoman of CORES, Juana María Lázaro Ruiz.
  • Order of 19 October 2020. Appointment: Director of CORES, Carlos José Ortiz Bermúdez. 
  • Order of 19 October 2020. Appointment: Director of CORES, José Luis Cabo Sánchez.
  • Order ETU/389/2018, of 11 April, providing for the cessation and nomination of a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos (BOE 93 of 17/04/2018). Appointment: Director of CORES, Carlos Montoya Rasero.
  • Orden ETU/1792/2016, of 8 November, providing for the cessation and nomination of a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos. (BOE 279 of 18/11/2016). Appointment: Director of CORES, Carmen Martínez de Azagra Garde.
Petroleum products
  • Order TED/725/2022, of 27 July, completing the release of minimum security stocks of petroleum products within the framework of the second coordinated action of the International Energy Agency in response to the war in Ukraine. (BOE 181 of 29/07/2022)
  • Order TED/553/2022, of 16 June, releasing minimum security stocks of petroleum products within the framework of coordinated action by the International Energy Agency. (BOE 146 of 20/06/2022)
  • Ruling of 1 June, 2022, by the Secretary of State for Energy, publishing the Council of Ministers Agreement on May 17, 2022, releasing 4 million barrels of minimum security stocks of petroleum products within the framework of the second coordinated drawdown by the International Energy Agency in response to the war in Ukraine. (BOE 132 of 03/06/2022)
  • Order PCM/153/2022, of 4 March, publishing the Council of Ministers Agreement on March 4, 2022, releasing minimum security stocks of petroleum products within the framework of the coordinated drawdown by the International Energy Agency. (BOE 55 of 05/03/2022)
  • Order TED/256/2021, of 3 March, increasing temporarily the strategic stocks of liquid hydrocarbons of the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos. (BOE 67 of 19/03/2021)
  • Ruling by the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines, of 30 March 2009, on the Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos and the obligated entities’ stockholding obligations with regard to minimum security stocks of petroleum products. (BOE 81 of 3/4/2009)
  • Ruling by the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines, of 29 May 2007, approving the new official forms to be used for submitting information to the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines, the National Energy Commission and CORES. (BOE 155 of 29/6/2007)
  • Royal Decree 61/2006, of 31 January, which sets specifications for gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil and liquid petroleum gases and regulates the use of certain biofuels. (BOE 41 of 17/02/2006)
Natural gas
  • Order TED/72/2023, of 26 January, which develops the necessary procedures for compliance with the obligation to maintain minimum security stocks of natural gas. (BOE 25 of 01/30/2023)
  • Royal Decree-Law 6/2022, of 29 March, by which urgent measures are adopted within the framework of the National Response Plan to the economic and social consequences of the war in Ukraine (BOE 76 of 30/03/2022). Subsequently, it was validated by the Resolution of April 28, 2022 of the Congress of Deputies, publishing the Validation Agreement of Royal Decree-Law 6/2022. (BOE 107 of 05/05/2022)
  • Royal Decree 984/2015, of 30 October, which regulates the organised natural gas market and third party access to natural gas facilities. (BOE 261 of 31/10/2015)
  • Order IET/2445/2014, of 19 December, establishing the fees and taxes associated with third party access to gas facilities and payment for regulated activities. (BOE 312 of 26/12/2014)
  • Order ITC/3128/2011, of 17 November, which regulates certain aspects relating to the access by third persons to gas facilities and payment for regulated activities. (BOE 278 of 18/11/2011)
  • Ruling by the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines, of 15 December 2008, establishing forms for information submission by the natural gas system entities. (BOE 18 of 21/1/2009)
  • Order ITC/3862/2007, of 28 December, establishing the mechanism for the assignation of the underground storage capacity of natural gas and creating a capacity market. (BOE 312 of 29/12/2007).
  • Order ITC/3126/2005, of 5 October, approving the technical management rules for the gas system. (BOE 243 of 11/10/2005)
  • Royal Decree 1434/2002, of 27 December, which regulates the activities of natural gas transportation, distribution, trading, supply and the procedures for authorising natural gas facilities. (BOE 313 of 31/12/2002)
Biofuels
  • Royal Decree 376/2022, of 17 May, which regulates the sustainability criteria and the greenhouse gas emissions reduction from biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels, as well as the origin guarantee system for renewable gases. (BOE 118 of 18/05/2022)
  • Resolution of September 29, 2021, of the Secretary of State for Energy, which determines the raw materials used in the production of biofuels or biomass fuels with a high risk of indirect change in land use and its percentage maximum, for the purposes of the biofuel sales or consumption target. (BOE 234 of 09/30/2021)
  • Order TEC/1420/2018, of 27 December, which develops the National Sustainability Verification System and the issuance of the sustainability verification report regulated in the Royal Decree 1597/2011, of 4 November, which regulates the sustainability criteria of biofuels and bioliquids, the National System of Verification of Sustainability and the double value of some biofuels to the effects of its computation. (BOE 314 of 29/12/2018)
  • Royal Decree 1085/2015, of 4 December, on promotion of Biofuels. (BOE 291 of 05/12/2015
  • Order ITC/2877/2008, 9 October, which establishes a mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes. (BOE 248 of 14/10/2008)
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