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The Gas (Third Party Access and Accounts) Regulations 2000

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9.  In section 28(1)—

(a)after the definition of “construction” there shall be inserted—

  • “controlled petroleum pipeline” means any controlled pipeline or one of a network of controlled pipelines operated or constructed as part of a petroleum production project or used to convey petroleum from the site of one or more such projects—

    (a)

    directly to premises, in order for that petroleum to be used at those premises for power generation or for an industrial process;

    (b)

    directly to a place outside Great Britain;

    (c)

    directly to a terminal; or

    (d)

    indirectly to a terminal by way of one or more other terminals, whether or not such intermediate terminals are of the same kind as the final terminal;

(b)after the definitions of “controlled pipeline” and “controlled waters” there shall be inserted—

“downstream gas pipeline” means a controlled pipeline, other than a controlled petroleum pipeline, which is used to convey gas to or from a place outside Great Britain;

(c)after the definition of “enactment”, there shall be inserted—

  • “gas” means any substance which consists wholly or mainly of—

    (a)

    methane, ethane, propane, butane, hydrogen or carbon monoxide;

    (b)

    a mixture of two or more of those gases; or

    (c)

    a combustible mixture of one or more of those gases and air;

  • “gas processing facility” means any facility in Great Britain operated otherwise than by a public gas transporter which carries out gas processing operations;

  • “gas processing operation” means any of the following operations, namely—

    (a)

    purifying, blending, odorising or compressing gas for the purpose of enabling it to be introduced into a pipeline system operated by a public gas transporter or to be conveyed to an electricity generating station, a gas storage facility or any place outside Great Britain;

    (b)

    removing from gas for that purpose any of its constituent gases, or separating from gas for that purpose any oil or water; and

    (c)

    determining the quantity or quality of gas which is or is to be so introduced, or so conveyed, whether generally or by or on behalf of a particular person;

(d)after the definition of “notice” there shall be inserted—

“offshore gas storage facility” means the facility for the storage of gas known as the “Rough” facility, situated to the east of Hull in the Southern North Sea at grid reference 0° 27'E 53° 50'N;

“petroleum” has the same meaning as in Part I of this Act, and includes petroleum which has undergone any processing;

“petroleum production project” means a project carried out by virtue of a licence granted under section 3, or an equivalent project in a foreign sector of the continental shelf, and includes such a project which is used for the storage of gas; and

(e)after the definition of “prescribed” there shall be inserted—

“public gas transporter” means a public gas transporter within the meaning of Part I of the Gas Act 1986;

“terminal” includes—

(a)

onshore facilities in the United Kingdom for such initial blending and other treatment as may be required to produce stabilised crude oil and other hydrocarbon liquids to the point at which a seller could reasonably make a delivery to a purchaser of such oil and liquids;

(b)

gas processing facilities; and

(c)

a facility for the reception of gas prior to its conveyance to a place outside Great Britain;.

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