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Monday, January 7th 2019, 12:56am

Strategic Materials Reserve Stockpiles December 1948

The Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung (Strategic Materials Reserve Administration), at the direction of the Ministry of Economics, maintains a system of depots for the stockpiling of petroleum and other strategic materials to be drawn upon in time of national emergency or disruption of the normal patterns of commerce in event of war. At the present time there are fourteen (14) depots for the storage of oil and petroleum products, five (5) for the storage of industrial commodities and six (6) for the storage of cereals and other food products.






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Monday, January 7th 2019, 1:15am

Petroleum War Reserves, December 1948

War Reserve Petroleum Stocks of the Deutsches Heer
December 1948


In March 1940 the Deutsches Heer was authorised to establish an organic war reserve of petroleum products separate and distinct from the national petroleum reserve administered by the Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung but organised and operated in concert with that organisation. By the close of the year the Heer had established four main fuel depots (Zentralhauptlager) and had requested funding for additional storage depots in the forthcoming fiscal years. However, due to changes in the strategic situation, construction of new depots has been deferred in favor of incremental expansion of the existing depots.




War Reserve Petroleum Stocks of the Deutsches Luftwaffe
December 1948


In April 1940 the Deutsches Luftwaffe was authorised to establish an organic war reserve of petroleum products separate and distinct from the national petroleum reserve administered by the Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung but organised and operated in concert with that organisation.