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Energy Act 2008

Section 30: Abandonment of installations

85.Subsection (1) applies the provisions of Part 4 of the Petroleum Act 1998 to offshore structures that are installed for the purposes of carbon dioxide storage activities. As a result, the operators of such installations will be required to decommission them in a timely manner after operations have permanently ceased. Bysubsection (2), the functions under Part 4 of that Act are to be exercised by the Scottish Ministers in the case of carbon dioxide storage installations licensed by them under this Chapter, and the Scottish Ministers have the power, by regulations subject to negative resolution procedure (see section 105), to make any appropriate modifications of the provisions of Part 4 of the Petroleum Act 1998 as they apply to such installations. By subsection (3) the powers of the Scottish Ministers under subsection (2) do not extend to installations used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (see the Note to section 33). By subsection (4) the Secretary of State has the power to make such regulations modifying Part 4 as it applies to any carbon dioxide storage installation not licensed by the Scottish Ministers.

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