Subseries AC/127(O) - Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

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Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy


  • 1960 - 1961 (Creation)

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The AC/127(O) chronological series contains the records of the Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy.
This study group was set up by the Council in November 1960. Comprising experts appointed by the government, it was tasked to study current and future oil export trends in the Soviet bloc, ascertain the consequences of these exports, define the principles on which the member states could base their policy in the face of increasing Soviet oil exports, taking into account their probable repercussions on the free world, and report back to the Economic Committee.
The Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy met for the first time on 9 December 1960. It submitted its final report to the Economic Committee on 23 May, 1961.

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The AC/127(O) chronological series consists of draft reports to the Economic Committee. They include information on oil exports by
the Sino-Soviet bloc, the impact on world markets of Soviet oil and its consequences for the NATO nations, as well as information on the considerations providing a basis for member nations to frame their policy.

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The documents in the AC/127(O) series circulated by the Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy are assembled by type - Document (D), Note (N), Record (R), Working Paper (WP), and then by year and number.

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (

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The documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).

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