Gas (Modification of Therm Limits) Order 1992

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1992/1751

1992 No. 1751

GAS

The Gas (Modification of Therm Limits) Order 1992

Made 14th July 1992

Laid before Parliament 16th July 1992

Coming into force 6th August 1992

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him (as respects article 2) by section 8A(1) of the Gas Act 19861and after consultation with the Director General of Gas Supply and (as respects article 3) by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722being the Minister designated3for the purposes of that section in relation to units of measurement to be used for economic, health, safety or administrative purposes, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Gas (Modification of Therm Limits) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 6th August 1992.

S-2 Amendment of the Gas Act 1986

Amendment of the Gas Act 1986

2. In the following provisions of the Gas Act 1986:—

(a) section 4(2)(d) (duty of Secretary of State etc. to enable persons to compete effectively);

(b) section 8(5)(b) (limitation of authorisation to premises a minimum distance from the main of a public gas supplier unless a specified rate of supply is exceeded of gas); and

(c) section 14(4)(b) (provision for special agreements with customers for a minimum supply of gas),

for “25,000 therms ” there shall be substituted “2,500 therms”.

S-3 Consequential amendment of the Gas (Metrication) Regulations 1992

Consequential amendment of the Gas (Metrication) Regulations 1992

3. For paragraph (5)(a) of regulation 3 of the Gas (Metrication) Regulations 19924there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

S-5

“5 With effect from 1st January 2000—

(a) in the following provisions—

(i) section 7(12) (definition of “relevant main”), and

(ii) section 10(5) (limitation on public gas supplier’s duty to supply),

for “25,000 therms ” there shall be substituted “732,000 kilowatt hours ”; and

(aa) in the following provisions—

(i) section 4(2)(d) (duty of Secretary of State etc. to enable persons to compete effectively),

(ii) section 8(5)(b) (limitation of authorisation to premises a minimum distance from the main of a public gas supplier unless a specified rate of supply is exceeded of gas), and

(iii) section 14(4)(b) (provision for special agreements with customers for a minimum supply of gas),

for “2,500 therms ” there shall be...

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