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The Valuation and Rating (Exempted Classes) (Scotland) Order 2002

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2.  In this Order–

“licensed area” means any area in respect of which a licence granted under the Petroleum Act 1998(1) is in force;

“offshore installation” means any installation which is–

(a)

situated within a licensed area, and

(b)

maintained for the purpose of the underwater exploitation or exploration of petroleum resources,

but does not include any harbour, pier, jetty or similar installation connected to dry land by a permanent structure providing access at all times and for all purposes nor any installation for the transporting of petroleum which has already been brought to land;

“petroleum” means any mineral oil or relative hydrocarbon and natural gas but does not include coal or bituminous shales or other stratified deposits from which oil can be extracted by destructive distillation nor methane gas won in the course of operations for making and keeping mines safe;

“pipe-line” means a pipe or system of pipes together with any associated apparatus and works, so far as lying seaward of the low water mark of ordinary spring tides, for the purpose of transporting to any licensed area or offshore installation petroleum, there to be used solely for the purposes of underwater exploitation of petroleum resources.

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