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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 221

Refusal to grant petroleum‑related pipeline licence

    (1)     This section applies if an application for a pipeline licence has been made under section 215.

    (2)     If—

        (a)     the application is for a pipeline licence in relation to the construction of a petroleum pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum recovered in a petroleum production licence area; and

        (b)     the applicant is the petroleum production licensee; and

        (c)     any of—

              (i)     the conditions to which the petroleum production licence is, or has from time to time been, subject; or

              (ii)     the provisions of this Chapter, Chapter 4, Chapter 6 and Part 7.1; or

              (iii)     the provisions of the regulations—

have not been complied with; and

        (d)     the Minister is not satisfied that there are sufficient grounds to warrant the granting of a pipeline licence

the Minister must, by written notice given to the applicant, refuse to grant the pipeline licence.

Note

Consultation procedures apply—see section 258.

    (3)     If—

        (a)     the application is for a pipeline licence in relation to the construction of a petroleum pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum recovered in a petroleum production licence area; and

        (b)     the applicant is not the petroleum production licensee

the Minister may, by written notice given to the applicant, refuse to grant the pipeline licence.



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