Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 377 million

Official Journal Reference

L 312 of 1973-11-13

Legislative Reference

3056/73/(CEE) of 1973-11-09
To grant financial support to Community projects of fundamental importance in securing the Community's long-term supply of hydrocarbons and reducing its dependence on imports, these being technological projects with commercial potential involving prospecting for, extracting, storing or transporting hydrocarbons with the help of innovatory techniques and procedures.


The first programme in this field, it was not included in the first Framework Programme (1984-1987) but represented a back-up to the Community's energy strategy.


All projects involved technological developments in the field of hydrocarbons directly connected with:
- prospecting;
- extracting;
- storing;
- transporting.


All projects were examined by the Commission, which was required to consult the Member States before submitting a project to the Council and which forwarded an annual report on the programme to the European Parliament and the Council.


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