151Disapplication of existing regimesE+W+S
(1)In each of sections 9(1A) and 9A(1A) of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (c. 58) (pipe-lines to which provision for construction of additional pipe-lines do not apply), for “neither upstream petroleum pipe-lines nor gas pipe-lines” substitute “ not an upstream petroleum pipe-line, a gas pipe-line or a gas interconnector ”.
(2)In section 10(1)(b)(ii) of that Act (pipe-lines excluded from provisions for securing use of pipelines), for “is not” substitute “ is neither comprised in a gas interconnector nor ”.
(3)The following provisions of that Act shall cease to have effect—
(a)section 10B (cases to which section 10C applies);
(b)in section 10C(1) the words “to which this section applies (a “relevant gas pipe-line”)”; and
(c)in section 10C(2) to (11), the word “relevant” wherever occurring.
(4)In section 66(1) of that Act (interpretation)—
(a)for the definition of “gas pipe-line” substitute—
““gas pipe-line” means a pipe-line used to convey gas to premises, or to a pipe-line system operated by a gas transporter (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986), which—
(a)is a pipe-line in respect of which an exemption has been granted by or under that Act from the requirement for a gas transporter’s licence; and
(b)is not comprised in an upstream petroleum pipe-line;”
(b)after the definition of “gas” insert—
““gas interconnector” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986;”
(c)in the definition of “owner”, for “10B” substitute “ 10C ”.
(5)In the Petroleum Act 1998 (c. 17)—
(a)in section 17(1A) (exceptions to application of provisions for acquisition of rights to use pipelines), for the words from “and” onwards substitute “ or to a gas interconnector (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986). ”; and
(b)sections 17A and 17B (special rules for interconnectors) shall cease to have effect.