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Petroleum Act 1998

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2Rights to petroleum vested in Her Majesty

(1)Her Majesty has the exclusive right of searching and boring for and getting petroleum to which this section applies.

(2)This section applies to petroleum (including petroleum in Crown land) which for the time being exists in its natural condition in strata in Great Britain or beneath the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), “Crown land” means land which—

(a)belongs to Her Majesty or the Duchy of Cornwall;

(b)belongs to a government department; or

(c)is held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department.

(4)Subsection (1) is subject to paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 and subsection (2) is subject to paragraph 5(3) of that Schedule.

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