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Energy Act 2008

Section 82: Meaning of “associate”

429.This section defines “associate” for the purposes of section 80, which relates to applications from a third party for a right of access to have petroleum processed by an oil processing facility.

430.For a person to be an associate of the owner either or both need to be bodies corporate. The meaning of “body corporate” is broader than a limited company and includes limited liability partnerships (LLP). The section sets out the test for determining whether one body corporate is associated with another. In essence, one body corporate is associated with another if one of them controls the other or if a third body corporate controls both of them.

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