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Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982

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17In section 48(1) of that Act (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of " the Corporation " there shall be inserted the following definition— ' distribution main ', in relation to the Corporation, means any main of the Corporation through which the Corporation are for the time being distributing gas and which is not used only for the purpose of giving a separate supply of gas for industrial purposes, or of conveying gas in bulk ;

(b)after the definition of " functions " there shall be inserted the following definition— ' gas' means—

(a)any substance which consists wholly or mainly of—

(i)methane, ethane, propane, butane, hydrogen or carbon monoxide ;

(ii)a mixture of two or more of those gases ; or

(iii)a combustible mixture of one or more of those gases and air ; and

(b)any other substance which is gaseous at a temperature of 15°C and a pressure of 1013.25 milli bars and is specified in an order made by the Secretary of State, except that, in Part III of this Act, that expression does not include any substance which is not in a gaseous state.

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