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Scotland Act 1998


Legislative competence to make provision regarding the oil and gas industry is reserved.  This covers all the UK Government’s current powers and functions in relation to the oil and gas industry, subject to express exceptions.  The manufacture of gas and the conveyance and shipping and supply of gas other than through pipes are not reserved.  Land based operations in support of off-shore exploration for, and exploitation of, oil and natural gas are also not reserved.  This overall reservation is in line with a general reservation of energy matters.

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