—(1) This section applies to —
a gas licensee who wishes to appeal against a decision of the Authority to modify any condition of its gas licence under section 16; and
any person who is aggrieved by a direction or decision of the Authority under Part IX.
(2) A person to whom this section applies may, within 14 days —
of the receipt of a direction under section 16 to modify any condition of a gas licence; or
of the receipt of a notification by the Authority of a direction or decision under Part IX,
notify the Minister that he wishes to make an appeal, providing adequate details of the grounds for the appeal and requesting the Minister to establish an Appeal Panel under subsection (3).
(3) When requested to establish an Appeal Panel, the Minister shall, upon consultation with the Authority, unless the request is in the opinion of the Minister of a frivolous, trivial or vexatious nature, establish by direction, within 30 days of the request, an Appeal Panel to consider an appeal made under this section.