Search Legislation

Petroleum Act 1998

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Changes to legislation:

There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Petroleum Act 1998. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

Changes and effects yet to be applied to :

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Changes and effects

This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the specific provision you are viewing.

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Changes and effects

This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act, associated Parts and Chapters where applicable. This includes any insertions of whole new Parts, Chapters or provisions yet to be inserted into this Act. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing.

Whole provisions yet to be inserted into this Act (including any effects on those provisions):

Commencement Orders yet to be applied to the Petroleum Act 1998

 Help about changes and effects
Close

Commencement Orders

This section lists the commencement orders yet to be applied to the whole Act. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing. Where applicable the commencement orders are listed under two headings, firstly those that bring some part of the Act you are viewing into force and secondly, those that bring into force legislation that affects some part of the legislation you are viewing. If you are viewing a prospective version or there is a prospective version available there may be commencement orders listed here that are relevant to the provision you are viewing.

Commencement Orders bringing legislation that affects this Act into force:

15 Authorisations.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Schedule 2 (applications for and issue of authorisations) shall have effect.

(2)The Secretary of State shall not issue an authorisation to a person other than a body corporate.

(3)Any authorisation in respect of a controlled pipeline may contain such terms as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate including in particular terms as to—

(a)the duration of the authorisation, including the method of ascertaining its duration;

(b)the persons or kinds of persons who are authorised to execute the works in question or to use the pipeline or are so authorised if the Secretary of State consents to the execution of the works or the use of the pipeline by them;

(c)in the case of a works authorisation—

(i)the route of the pipeline;

(ii)the boundaries within which any works may be executed in pursuance of the authorisation;

(iii)the design and capacity of the pipeline or of part of it; and

(iv)the steps to be taken to avoid or reduce interference by the pipeline with fishing or with other activities connected with the sea or the sea bed or subsoil;

(d)the things authorised to be conveyed by the pipeline;

(e)the steps to be taken to ensure that funds are available to discharge any liability for damage attributable to the release or escape of any thing from the pipeline;

(f)the transactions relating to the pipeline which are not to be entered into, and the other things relating to the pipeline which are not to be done, without the consent of the Secretary of State;

(g)the persons who may be permitted to acquire an interest in the pipeline and who may not be permitted to retain such an interest;

(h)the operation of the pipeline, including the methods by which it is to be operated and the persons by whom it may be operated;

(i)the information to be provided in respect of the pipeline; and

(j)the giving by the Secretary of State, with respect to matters specified in the authorisation, of directions which shall have effect as terms of the authorisation.

(4)Unless the Secretary of State considers that there are special circumstances by reason of which the duration of an authorisation should be limited, an authorisation shall provide for its duration to be unlimited subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act.

(5)Subsection (6) applies where a works authorisation contains a term (the “variation term”) requiring that—

(a)the capacity of the controlled pipeline to which it relates or of any part of the pipeline shall be greater than that proposed in the application for the authorisation; or

(b)any of the route of the pipeline shall be different from that so proposed.

(6)Where this subsection applies, the Secretary of State may, subject to section 17(7) [F1or 17G(6)], serve a notice in accordance with subsection (7) on—

(a)the holder of the authorisation; and

(b)any other person who made representations to the Secretary of State that the capacity should be greater than that proposed as mentioned in subsection (5) or that any of the route should be different from that so proposed.

(7)A notice under subsection (6) shall—

(a)specify the sums or the method of determining the sums which the Secretary of State considers should be paid to the holder by the other person for the purpose of defraying so much of the cost of constructing the pipeline as is attributable to the variation term;

(b)require the other person to make, within a specified period, arrangements which the Secretary of State considers are appropriate to ensure that those sums will be paid to the holder if he constructs the pipeline or a relevant part of it in accordance with the variation term or satisfies the Secretary of State that he will so construct it;

(c)provide that the holder may, if those arrangements are not made by the other person within the specified period, elect in the specified manner that—

(i)the variation term shall have effect with such modifications as are specified with a view to eliminating the consequences of the representations of the other person; and

(ii)the provisions included in the notice by virtue of paragraph (d) shall cease to have effect; and

(d)authorise the holder, if he satisfies the Secretary of State that the pipeline or a relevant part of it has been or will be constructed in accordance with the variation term, to recover those sums from the other person.

(8)In subsection (7), “specified” means specified in the notice.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 15(6) inserted (10.8.2000) by S.I. 2000/1937, reg. 2(4), Sch. 4 para. 1

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources