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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMINISTRATION

Part III LICENSING OF ACTIVITIES RELATING TO GAS

Part IV MODIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF GAS LICENCES

Part V GAS TRANSPORTERS

Part VI GAS RETAILERS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

Part VII GAS NETWORK CODE

Part VIIA CODES OF PRACTICE

Part VIIB CONTROL OF GAS LICENSEES AND ENTITIES WITH INTEREST IN GAS PIPELINE NETWORK

Part VIII SAFETY

Part IX COMPETITION

Part X APPEAL PANEL

Part XI MISCELLANEOUS

Part XII TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Legislative History

 
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PART V
GAS TRANSPORTERS
General duties of gas transporter
21.
—(1)  It shall be the duty of a gas transporter —
(a)
to develop and maintain a safe, efficient, reliable and economical gas pipeline or gas pipeline network for the conveyance of gas;
(b)
subject to paragraph (a), to comply, so far as it is economical to do so, with any reasonable request to connect to that gas pipeline or gas pipeline network, and convey gas by means of that gas pipeline or gas pipeline network to, any premises; and
(c)
to carry on its licensed gas business at all times in such a manner so as not to prevent, restrict or otherwise hinder the development of competition in any gas market in Singapore.
(2)  It shall also be the duty of a gas transporter to avoid undue preference or undue discrimination —
(a)
in the terms on which it undertakes the conveyance of gas by any gas pipeline or gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, the gas transporter; or
(b)
in the connection of premises to such a gas pipeline or gas pipeline network.
Duty to connect
22.
—(1)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, a gas transporter shall, on the request of the owner or occupier of any premises, provide and install a gas service isolation valve, provide and lay a gas service pipe from the relevant gas main to the gas service isolation valve and connect such premises to the relevant gas main.
(2)  Where any connection is made under subsection (1), the costs of providing and installing the gas service isolation valve, providing and laying the gas service pipe and making the connection shall only be recovered by the gas transporter from the owner or occupier of the premises, as the case may be, to the extent that the costs have not been previously recovered from any other person.
(3)  Where any premises have been connected to a relevant gas main under —
(a)
this Act;
(b)
any written law which has been repealed; or
(c)
any arrangement entered into by the owner or occupier of the premises prior to the date of commencement of section 10 of the Gas (Amendment) Act 2007,
the gas transporter shall maintain the connection until such time as it is no longer required by the owner or occupier of the premises at that time.
(4)  Nothing in subsection (1) or (3) shall require the gas transporter to connect, or maintain a connection of, a relevant gas main to any premises, if —
(a)
the gas transporter is unable to do so by circumstances beyond its control; or
(b)
there exist circumstances, which by reason of the gas transporter doing so, would involve a danger to the public.
(5)  If the connection, or the maintenance of the connection, of any premises to a relevant gas main under this section —
(a)
will result in a new or an increased supply of gas to those premises; and
(b)
the new or increased supply of gas cannot be made without the laying of a new, or the enlargement of an existing, gas main or the undertaking of other works related to the conveyance of gas to those premises,
the gas transporter may refuse to make or maintain the connection until such time as the owner or occupier of those premises when the new or increased supply is being required enters into an agreement with the gas transporter for the payment of a reasonable amount to the gas transporter having regard to —
(i)
the costs to be incurred by the gas transporter in laying or enlarging the relevant gas main or undertaking other works related to the conveyance of gas to those premises; and
(ii)
the extent to which such costs can be recovered from other persons.
(6)  The owner or occupier of any premises shall grant the gas transporter rights of access to lay, install, maintain, repair, alter or remove any gas service isolation valve or gas service pipe in his premises.
Power to require security
23.
—(1)  Where any person requires a connection to be made under section 22(1), a gas transporter may require the person to give it reasonable security for the payment to it of all costs which may become due to it in respect of the provision and installation of the gas service isolation valve, the provision and laying of the gas service pipe and the making of the connection.
(2)  If the person fails to give such security, or the security given has become invalid or insufficient, the gas transporter may refuse to provide and install the gas service isolation valve, provide and lay the gas service pipe or make the connection for so long as the failure or insufficiency continues.
Power to recover expenditure
24.  Except as otherwise provided in section 22, where any gas main or gas plant is procured or provided by a gas transporter, the gas transporter may require any expenses reasonably incurred in procuring or providing such gas main or gas plant to be defrayed by any person requiring the connection to be made to such extent as is reasonable in all the circumstances.
Prices
25.
—(1)  Without prejudice to section 38, the prices to be charged by a gas transporter and to be paid by gas shippers for the conveyance of gas through a gas pipeline or gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, the gas transporter shall be in accordance with such rates as may be established from time to time by the gas transporter in accordance with the conditions of its gas transporter’s licence.
(2)  The prices established by a gas transporter under subsection (1) shall be published in such manner as will secure adequate publicity.
(3)  In establishing prices under subsection (1), a gas transporter shall not show undue preference or exercise undue discrimination as between gas shippers similarly situated and having gas conveyed, or wishing to have gas conveyed, through a gas pipeline or gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, the gas transporter.
Power to fell trees, etc.
26.
—(1)  Where, in the opinion of a gas transporter, any tree or vegetation near any part of a gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant owned by, or under the management or control of, the gas transporter or any internal pipe causes or is likely to cause damage to such pipeline, pipeline network, plant or pipe, the gas transporter may cause the tree or vegetation to be felled, lopped, cleared or dealt with in such manner as will, in its opinion, prevent the damage.
(2)  A gas transporter shall, in the exercise of its powers under subsection (1), be subject to the provisions of the National Parks Board Act (Cap. 198A) and the Parks and Trees Act (Cap. 216).
(3)  Where any tree or vegetation which has been felled, lopped, cleared or otherwise dealt with under subsection (1) was in existence before the gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant was placed, erected or installed, the gas transporter shall, subject to subsections (4) and (5), pay to any person adversely affected such sum of money as may be agreed between the gas transporter and the person by way of compensation.
(4)  No further compensation shall be paid for the felling, lopping or clearing of any tree or vegetation where the action is necessary for the maintenance of a gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter and the tree or vegetation has grown or has been allowed to grow since the payment of compensation under subsection (3).
(5)  No compensation shall be payable by a gas transporter under subsection (3) in respect of any tree or vegetation within 20 metres of the centre line of any road constructed or maintained by the Government or by any public authority unless it is proved that the tree or vegetation was in existence prior to the construction of the road.
(6)  The owner or occupier of any land shall, before felling, lopping or clearing any tree or vegetation adjacent to a gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter, give the gas transporter 14 days’ notice in writing of his intention to do so and shall take such reasonable precautions as the gas transporter may require for the protection of such pipeline, pipeline network or plant.
(7)  If any such owner or occupier fails to give notice under subsection (6), or having given notice fails to take any such reasonable precautions as the gas transporter may have required, the owner or occupier shall be liable to pay the gas transporter the reasonable cost and expense incurred by the gas transporter in respect of any damage caused to any such gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant, subject to the Authority’s approval as to the amount of the cost or expense in the case of any dispute.
(8)  If any tree or vegetation is felled, lopped or cleared upon any land adjacent to a gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter, it shall be presumed until the contrary is proved that the tree or vegetation was felled, lopped or cleared by the owner or occupier of the land or by his employees or agents acting as such.
Works
27.
—(1)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, a gas transporter may, in order to carry out the activities which it is authorised by its gas transporter’s licence to carry out —
(a)
install in, on, over, under, upon, along or across any land, premises, street or waters and inspect, maintain, adjust, repair, alter, restore, replace or remove any gas pipeline, gas plant or gas fitting which is or is to be part of its gas pipeline network; and
(b)
carry out such activities as are necessary or incidental to the activities falling within subsection (1)(a), including —
(i)
excavating any land, street or drain;
(ii)
tunnelling or boring under any land, street, sewer or drain;
(iii)
removing or using all earth and materials in or under any land, street, sewer or drain;
(iv)
erecting or placing any gas plant in or under any land or street; and
(v)
such other action as may be necessary to render all such pipes, plant and apparatus safe and efficient,
and shall pay to any person who has suffered damage or loss of value to his property that may be caused by such activity such sum as may be agreed by between the gas transporter and the person by way of compensation.
(2)  Any compensation payable under subsection (1) may include an annual payment for land or any immovable property used for the gas transporter’s purpose.
(3)  All works referred to in subsection (1), including the upper surface or covering, shall be constructed of such materials and shall be maintained by the gas transporter in such a manner as not to be a source of danger, whether by reason of inequality of surface or otherwise.
(4)  A gas transporter shall not acquire any right other than that of a user only in respect of any land or premises in, on, over, under, upon, along or across which the gas transporter places any gas pipeline, gas pipeline network or gas plant under this section.
(5)  Except in the case of an emergency arising from any fault in any gas main, gas service pipe or gas plant, no works referred to in subsection (1) shall be executed without the giving of 14 days notice to the owner or occupier of the land stating as fully and accurately as possible the nature and extent of the acts intended to be done.
(6)  The owner or occupier of the land may, within 14 days of the receipt of the notice referred to in subsection (5), lodge a written objection with the Authority and the Authority shall specify a date to inquire into any such objection.
(7)  If no objection is lodged within the period specified in subsection (6), the gas transporter may on expiry of the period enter on the land and do all or any of the acts specified in the notice given under subsection (5).
(8)  If an objection is lodged and is not withdrawn before the date fixed for the inquiry referred to in subsection (6), the Authority shall hold the inquiry, giving each party an opportunity to be heard.
(9)  Subject to subsection (10), upon the conclusion of the inquiry, the Authority may, either unconditionally or subject to such terms and conditions as it thinks fit, authorise any of the acts mentioned in the notice given under subsection (5) to be carried out.
(10)  Any person aggrieved by any decision of the Authority under this section may, within 14 days of the conclusion of the inquiry, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
(11)  A gas transporter shall do as little damage as possible in the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) and shall make good any damage done in the exercise of those powers.
(12)  Where any dispute arises as to whether a gas transporter has sufficiently made good any damage done in the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1), the dispute —
(a)
may be referred to the Authority by either party; and
(b)
shall, on such a reference, be determined by the Authority, whose decision shall be final and conclusive between the parties.
(13)  A gas transporter shall exercise the powers conferred by subsection (1) in such manner as will secure that nothing which it installs or keeps installed in, on, over, under, upon, along or across any land, premises, street or waters becomes a source of danger to the public.
(14)  A gas transporter shall not, when exercising the powers conferred by subsection (1), be liable for or required to pay any person any fee, charge or expense for the right to enter or use any land or premises.
(15)  A gas transporter shall not, without the prior consent in writing of a statutory board or Government authority, authorise any person to enter or use any land belonging to the statutory board or Government authority for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by subsection (1).
Provision of convenient ways, etc.
28.
—(1)  A gas transporter shall, in executing any works under section 27, provide and make a sufficient number of convenient ways, watercourses, drains and channels to replace those that are interrupted, damaged or rendered useless by reason of the execution of the works.
(2)  A gas transporter shall pay to any person who suffers damage or loss of value to his property as a result of the gas transporter’s actions under subsection (1), such sum as may be agreed by between the gas transporter and the person by way of compensation.
Maintenance, etc., of gas service pipes and gas installations
29.
—(1)  A gas transporter shall carry out any necessary work of maintenance, repair or renewal of —
(a)
any part of a gas service pipe from a gas main up to a gas service isolation valve; and
(b)
that gas service isolation valve,
by which gas is conveyed to a consumer’s premises, whether or not the gas service pipe was supplied and laid at the gas transporter’s expense.
(2)  The cost of any work carried out under subsection (1) shall be paid as follows:
(a)
in the case of work made necessary by any intentional or negligent act of the consumer, by the consumer if the gas transporter requires the consumer to pay; and
(b)
in any other case, by the gas transporter.
(3)  The Authority may, from time to time, prescribe such person or class of persons to be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, repair or renewal of any part of a gas installation or any part of a gas service pipe linking a gas service isolation valve to the gas installation.
(4)  The gas transporter shall —
(a)
establish and implement a programme for the carrying out of regular and periodic inspections, by the gas transporter or the person prescribed under subsection (3) as being responsible for such inspections, of any part of a gas installation or any part of a gas service pipe linking a gas service isolation valve to the gas installation; and
(b)
notify the person prescribed under subsection (3) as being responsible for the maintenance, repair or renewal of that part of the gas installation or that part of the gas service pipe linking the gas service isolation valve to the gas installation, if any such work of maintenance, repair or renewal is necessary following such inspections; and such work shall be carried out at the expense of that person.
Relocation of gas main or gas service pipe
30.
—(1)  Where a gas main or gas service pipe has been laid in, on, over, under, upon, along or across any land by a gas transporter and the owner or occupier of the land desires to use the land in a manner which renders it necessary or convenient that such gas main or gas service pipe should be moved, he may request the gas transporter to move the pipe accordingly.
(2)  A gas transporter shall, at the request of the owner or occupier under subsection (1), relocate the gas service pipe if it is satisfied that such relocation is reasonable and the owner or occupier complies with such terms and conditions as the gas transporter may impose, including terms and conditions relating to the payment by the owner or occupier of all reasonable costs and expenses necessary for the relocation.
(3)  Where a gas main or gas service pipe has been laid in, on, over, under, upon, along or across any land by a gas transporter and the gas main or gas service pipe is no longer in use by the occupier or any other person for the purposes of the supply of gas, or by the gas transporter for the conveyance of gas, the gas transporter may of its own volition or shall at the reasonable request of the owner, remove the gas main or gas service pipe from the land at its own expense.
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), “owner” includes any person having a leasehold interest with an unexpired term of not less than 7 years.
Removal of obstruction over existing gas main, etc.
31.
—(1)  No person shall build, erect or construct anything over any existing gas transmission pipeline, gas main or gas service pipe owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter without the approval of the gas transporter.
(2)  Any owner or occupier whose premises are found to have any building or structure built, erected or constructed over an existing gas main or gas service pipe shall have the gas main or gas service pipe relocated or diverted away by the gas transporter from under the building or structure.
(3)  The costs arising from such relocation or diversion shall be borne —
(a)
by the owner or occupier to the extent that he benefits from such diversion or relocation or where the building or structure was built, erected or constructed by him in contravention of subsection (1); and
(b)
by the gas transporter in all other circumstances.
(4)  Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
Carrying out of earthworks within vicinity of gas plant or gas pipe
32.
—(1)  Subject to this section, no person other than a gas transporter shall commence or carry out, or cause or permit the commencement or carrying out of, any earthworks within the vicinity of any gas plant or gas pipe in a gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, the gas transporter unless the person —
(a)
has given to the gas transporter not less than 7 days’ notice in writing of the date on which it is proposed to commence the earthworks;
(b)
has obtained from the gas transporter the necessary information on the location of the gas plant or gas pipe; and
(c)
has consulted the gas transporter on the steps to be taken to prevent the gas plant or gas pipe from being damaged while the earthworks are being carried out.
(2)  The Authority may, if it thinks fit in any particular case, modify the period for which a notice under subsection (1)(a) is to be given to a gas transporter.
(3)  It shall be the duty of the person who commences or carries out, or causes or permits the commencement or carrying out of, any earthworks referred to in subsection (1) —
(a)
to comply with all reasonable requirements of the gas transporter for the prevention of damage to the gas plant or gas pipe;
(b)
to ensure that reasonable precautions are taken when such earthworks are being carried out to prevent any damage to the gas plant or gas pipe; and
(c)
to allow the gas transporter reasonable access to the work site for the purpose of inspecting or taking any necessary measures to protect the gas plant or gas pipe.
(4)  It shall be the duty of the gas transporter to whom a notice under subsection (1)(a) has been given —
(a)
to promptly inform the person giving the notice of the location of the gas plant or gas pipe, and to provide the person with such other information as may be necessary to enable him to ascertain the exact location of the gas plant or gas pipe;
(b)
to advise the person on the precautions to be taken to prevent damage to the gas plant or gas pipe; and
(c)
to take all such measures at the work site as may be reasonable and necessary for the protection of the gas plant or gas pipe and, in so doing, the gas transporter shall have regard to the potential risks and dangers that can arise from any damage to the gas plant or gas pipe.
(5)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall prohibit a person from commencing or carrying out, or causing or permitting the commencement or carrying out of, any earthworks where he has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary to do so in the interest of public or private safety.
(6)  The person referred to in subsection (5) shall, as soon as practicable but not more than 24 hours after the earthworks have been commenced or carried out, give to the gas transporter notice in writing stating the nature and extent of those earthworks.
(7)  Any person who contravenes subsection (1), (3) or (6) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
(8)  Subject to subsection (9), in any proceedings for an offence under subsection (7), it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove —
(a)
that he took all reasonable steps to discharge his duty under subsection (1) or (3), as the case may be; or
(b)
that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.
(9)  If, in any proceedings for an offence under subsection (7), the defence involves acting on information supplied by a gas transporter, the person charged shall not, without leave of the court, be entitled to rely on that defence unless he has, within 14 clear days before the hearing, served on the prosecutor a notice in writing giving such information as was then in his possession identifying or assisting in the identification of the person who supplied him with the information.
Damage to gas plant or gas pipe
32A.
—(1)  Any person who wilfully or recklessly removes, destroys, damages or suffers to be damaged any gas plant or gas pipe in a gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter or hinders or prevents the gas plant or gas pipe from being used or operated in the manner in which it is intended to be used or operated shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), any person who, in the course of carrying out any earthworks, damages or suffers to be damaged any gas plant or gas pipe in a gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
(3)  Where an offence under subsection (2) is committed by any person acting as the agent or servant of another person, or being otherwise subject to the supervision or instructions of another person for the purposes of any employment in the course of which the offence was committed, that other person shall, without prejudice to the liability of the first-mentioned person, be liable under that subsection in the same manner and to the same extent as if he had personally committed the offence unless he proves to the satisfaction of the court that the offence was committed without his consent or connivance or that it was not attributable to any neglect on his part.
(4)  In any proceedings for an offence under subsection (2), it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.
(5)  If in any proceedings for an offence under subsection (2), the defence involves acting on information supplied by a gas transporter, the person charged shall not, without leave of the court, be entitled to rely on that defence unless he has, within 14 clear days before the hearing, served on the prosecutor a notice in writing giving such information as was then in his possession identifying or assisting in the identification of the person who supplied him with the information.
(6)  Any person may apprehend any other person if the other person within his view commits an offence under this section and shall, on such apprehension, hand over the person so apprehended to a police officer without unreasonable delay.
Special administration order
33.
—(1)  A special administration order is an order of the Minister made under section 34(1) in relation to a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator directing that, during the period for which the order is in force, the affairs, business and property of that gas transporter or LNG terminal operator shall be managed directly or indirectly by the Authority —
(a)
for securing one or more of the purposes of such an order set out in subsection (2); and
(b)
in a manner which protects the respective interests of the shareholders and creditors of the gas transporter and relevant gas shippers, or of the LNG terminal operator, as the case may be.
(2)  The purposes referred to in subsection (1)(a) are —
(a)
the security or reliability —
(i)
in the case of a gas transporter, of the conveyance of gas by the gas transporter to consumers’ premises; or
(ii)
in the case of an LNG terminal operator, of the services provided by the LNG terminal operator;
(b)
the survival of the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator, or the whole or part of its licensed gas business, as a going concern;
(c)
the transfer to another company, or (with respect to different parts of any undertaking of the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator) to 2 or more different companies, as a going concern, of so much of any undertaking of the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator as is necessary to transfer in order to ensure that the functions and duties which have been vested in the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator by virtue of its licence may be properly carried out; or
(d)
the carrying out of the functions and duties which have been vested in the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator pending the making of the transfer and the vesting of those functions and duties in the other company or companies.
(3)  The Minister may make regulations for giving effect to this section and section 34, including regulations governing any undertaking referred to in subsection (2)(c), and making provision for applying, omitting or modifying provisions of Part VIIIA of the Companies Act (Cap. 50) where a special administration order is made.
(4)  In this section, “relevant gas shipper” means a gas shipper who ships gas by means of a gas pipeline network owned by, or under the management or control of, a gas transporter in relation to whom a special administration order is made under section 34(1).
Power to make special administration order, etc.
34.
—(1)  If, on an application made to the Minister by the Authority, the Minister is satisfied that any one or more of the grounds specified in subsection (2) are satisfied in relation to a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator, the Minister may make any one or more of the following orders:
(a)
a special administration order in relation to the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator;
(b)
an order requiring the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator to immediately take any action or do or not do any act or thing in relation to its licensed gas business as the Minister may consider necessary;
(c)
an order appointing a person to advise the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator on the proper conduct of its licensed gas business.
(2)  The grounds referred to in subsection (1) are —
(a)
the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator is or is likely to be unable to pay its debts;
(b)
the occurrence of a public emergency;
(c)
the Minister considers it in the interest of the security or reliability —
(i)
in the case of a gas transporter, of the conveyance of gas by the gas transporter to consumers’ premises; or
(ii)
in the case of an LNG terminal operator, of the services provided by the LNG terminal operator; or
(d)
the Minister otherwise considers it in the public interest.
(3)  Notice of any application under subsection (1) shall be given immediately by the Authority to such persons and in such manner as may be determined by the Authority.
(4)  Any decision of the Minister under subsection (1) shall be final.
(5)  For the purposes of this section, a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator, being a company, is unable to pay its debts if it is deemed to be so unable under section 254(2) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50).
(6)  Notwithstanding any written law —
(a)
a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator shall not be wound up voluntarily without the consent of the Authority;
(b)
no judicial management order under Part VIIIA of the Companies Act shall be made in relation to a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator;
(c)
no step shall be taken by any person to enforce any security over a gas transporter’s or an LNG terminal operator’s property except where that person has served 14 days’ notice in writing of his intention to take that step on the Authority; and
(d)
no step shall be taken by any person to execute or enforce a judgment or order of court obtained against a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator, except where that person has served 14 days’ notice in writing of his intention to take that step on the Authority.
(7)  The Authority shall be a party to any proceedings under the Companies Act relating to the winding up of the affairs of a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator.
Remuneration and expenses of Authority and others
35.
—(1)  Where a special administration order has been made under section 34(1)(a), the Authority may, at any time, whether or not the order is still in force, fix the remuneration and expenses to be paid by the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator to the Authority.
(2)  The Authority may at any time (whether or not the appointment of the person has terminated) fix the remuneration and expenses to be paid by a gas transporter or an LNG terminal operator to any person appointed by the Minister under section 34(1)(c) to advise the gas transporter or LNG terminal operator on the proper conduct of its licensed gas business.
Savings of wayleaves or easements
36.  Nothing in this Part shall —
(a)
affect the right of a gas transporter to enter into an agreement, commonly known as a wayleave agreement, or obtain a grant of an easement with or from the owner or occupier of any land for the purpose of laying, placing, carrying or erecting any gas pipeline or gas pipeline network or gas plant;
(b)
affect any such wayleave agreement or easement subsisting immediately before the date of commencement of this Act; or
(c)
affect the right of a gas transporter to negotiate the use of land or facilities belonging to the State or any other person.