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Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

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  • “Act of 1918” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2(3);

  • Definition rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

  • “Act of 1959” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(2);

  • [F1 “Act of 1969” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3;]

  • “the appointed area” has the meaning assigned to it by section 4(3);

  • “casinghead petroleum spirit” means any liquid hydrocarbons obtained from natural gas by separation or by any chemical or physical process;

  • “the compensation area” has the meaning assigned to it by section 4(3);

  • “crude oil” means oil in its natural state before the same has been refined or otherwise treated but excluding water and foreign substances;

  • “the Ministry” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1) of this Act;

  • “natural gas” means gas obtained from boreholes and wells and consisting primarily of hydrocarbons;

  • “petroleum” includes any mineral oil or relative hydrocarbon and natural gas existing in its natural condition in strata, but does not include coal or bituminous shales or other stratified deposits from which oil can be extracted by destructive distillation;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations; and

  • “the Tribunal” has the meaning assigned to it by section 7( d)F2 of this Act.

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F2Now s.7(1)(d)

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