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The Petroleum (Liquid Methane) Order 1957

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1957 No. 859

PETROLEUM

The Petroleum (Liquid Methane) Order, 1957

Made

17th May 1957

Coming into Operation

1st June 1957

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of May, 1957

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, by virtue of the powers conferred on Her by section nineteen of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.—(1) The provisions of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928, except the provisions specified in the Schedule to this Order, shall apply to liquid methane subject to the modifications specified in paragraph (2) of this Article.

(2) (a) Section five (which contains provisions as to the labelling of vessels containing petroleum-spirit) shall have effect as if, in the words required by that section to be shown on the label referred to therein, the words “Liquid Methane” were substituted for the words “Petroleum-Spirit”.

(b)Subsections (1) and (2) of section seven (which requires byelaws to be made for harbours as to the loading of ships with petroleum-spirit and generally as to the precautions to be observed with respect to ships carrying petroleum-spirit whilst in the harbour) shall not apply except in relation to a harbour in which there is an installation specially constructed for landing liquid methane from ships or for loading liquid methane onto ships and in relation to the harbour authority having jurisdiction therein.

2.  This Order may be cited as the Petroleum (Liquid Methane) Order, 1957, and shall come into operation on the first day of June, 1957.

W. G. Agnew

Article 1(1)

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE PETROLEUM (CONSOLIDATION) ACT, 1928, NOT APPLIED TO LIQUID METHANE

  • The proviso to subsection (1) of section one.

  • Section ten.

  • Section seventeen.

  • Section twenty.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order applies to liquid methane the provisions of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928, except those which are inappropriate; in particular provisions appropriate only in the case of fuel for vehicles are not applied. Under the principal provisions applied, a licence will be required to keep liquid methane, vessels containing liquid methane will be required to be appropriately labelled, the Secretary of State is empowered to make regulations as to the conveyance of liquid methane by road and harbour authorities for harbours where liquid methane can be landed or loaded are required to make byelaws as to ships loading and carrying liquid methane in the harbour.

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