Updated to 20 November 2020 (Act No. 20 of 2020 and S.I. No. 537 of 2020)

Gas Act 1976
No. 30 of 1976

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3 19 July 1976 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 4-5 13 September 1976 S. 1(2); Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976), art. 2
S. 6 19 July 1976 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 7-33 13 September 1976 S. 1(2); Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976), art. 2
Ss. 34-36 19 July 1976 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 37-43 13 September 1976 S. 1(2); Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976), art. 2
S. 44 19 July 1976 Commenced on enactment
Sch. 1 13 September 1976 S. 1(2); Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976), art. 2
Sch. 2  13 September 1976 S. 1(2); Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Restricted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, regs. 1(3), 42(22) & sch. 2(col. cit.)
Saver S.I. No. 452 of 2004, reg. 3
Trans. of certain functions under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 300 of 2002, arts. 1(2), 4(1)(a) & schedule pt. 1(col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 389 of 2001
  S.I. No. 81 of 1987, art. 4
  S.I. No. 9 of 1980
  S.I. No. 295 of 1977
S. 2 amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 16 of 2015, reg. 25(1)
  1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8). sch. 2 pt. 6
  39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(a)
  S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 37(1)
  40/2006, s. 15
  S.I. No. 452 of 2004, reg. 4
  10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(a)(i)-(v)
  35/1995, s.3(1)
S. 4 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
S. 6 amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(b)
S. 6 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
S. 7 construction of references 5/2014, ss. 8(1), (2), 9(3)
S. 7A inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7B inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7B construction of references 10/2011, s. 16(4)
S. 7B(2) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(c)
S. 7C inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7C substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(d)
S. 7D inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7E inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7E(1) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(e)
S. 7F inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7G inserted 40/2006, s. 16
S. 7G substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(f)
S. 8 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 33
  10/2002, ss. 3, 11
S. 8 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
S. 8(3) amended 7/1993, s.2(a)
S. 8(3)(a) amended S.I. No. 760 of 2005, regs. 1(3), 23(a)
S. 8(3A) inserted S.I. No. 760 of 2005, regs. 1(3), 23(b)
S. 8(3A) substituted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 37(2)
S. 8(3B) inserted S.I. No. 760 of 2005, regs. 1(3), 23(b)
S. 8(4) application ext. S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(i)
S. 8(6) construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 8(7) amended 7/1993, s.2(b)
S. 8(7) applied 10/2002, ss. 3, 21(8)
S. 8(7), application of in certain circs. 9/1987, s.2(6)(a)(b)
  10/2002, ss. 3, 16(11), (14), (15), (16), (17)
S. 8(7) substituted 9/1987, s.3
S. 8(7A) inserted 7/1993, s.2(c)
S. 8(8)-(8H) substituted 7/1993, s.3
S. 8(8)(b) amended 26/2000, s.23(a)
S. 8(8)(c), paragraph added 26/2000, s.23(b)
S. 8A inserted 35/1995, s.8(1)
S. 8A non application of. S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 4(7)
  S.I. No. 760 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 5(7)
S. 8A trans. of certain functions under 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 8A(6) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(g)
S. 8A(7) inserted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(g)
S. 9 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 34
S. 9(1) amended 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6 & 57(a)
S. 9(2) amended 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6 & 57(b)
Ss. 10, 10A inserted 35/1995, s.2(1)
Ss. 10A, 10B, ss. substituted and inserted 10/2002, ss. 3, 14(1)
S. 10A substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 2
S. 10A applied 10/2002, s.17(2)(a)(ii)
S. 10A(1) amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(a)
  S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(a)
S. 10A(1)(e) rate prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 545 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 2
S. 10A(2) amended S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(b)
S. 10A(1) substituted S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 2(a)
S. 10A(1) applied 10/2002, ss. 3, 16
S. 10A(2) substituted 40/2006, s. 17(1)
  S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 2(b)
S. 10A(4)(e) amended S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(c)
S. 10A(4)(f) substituted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(d)
S. 10A(4)(g) inserted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(d)
S. 10A(4)(h) inserted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(d)
S. 10A(4A) inserted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(e)
S. 10A(7) amended S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(f)
S. 10A(7A) inserted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(g)
S. 10A(9) amended S.I. No. 16 of 2015, reg. 25(2)(a)
S. 10A(13) substituted S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 2(c)
S. 10A(19) substituted S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(1)(h)
S. 10A(19)(a) amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(b)(i)
S. 10A(19)(d)(v) substituted S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(b)(ii)
S. 10A(19)(f) amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(b)(iii)
S. 10A(19)(i) amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(b)(iv)
S. 10A(19A) inserted S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 4(c)
S. 10A(21) inserted S.I. No. 16 of 2015, reg. 25(2)(b)
S. 10B(1) substituted 40/2006, s. 18(1)-(2)
  S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(a)
  S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 3(a)
S. 10B(1)(a) amended S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(2)(a)
S. 10B(2) substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(b)
  S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 3(b)
S. 10B(3) substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(b)
S. 10B(6)(a) substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(c)
S. 10B(8) substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(d)
S. 10B(8) amended S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(2)(b)
  S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 3(c)
S. 10B(10) substituted S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 5(a)
S. 10B(19) amended S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 5(a)
  S.I. No. 630 of 2011, reg. 39(2)(c)
  S.I. No. 426 of 2004, reg. 3(d)
S. 10B(19) substituted S.I. No. 320 of 2005, reg. 3(e)
S. 10C inserted S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 6
S. 10D inserted S.I. No. 83 of 2020, reg. 6
S. 11 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 35
  10/2002, ss. 3, 15
S. 11(1) substituted 35/1995, s. 2(2)(a)
S. 11(3) substituted 35/1995, s. 2(2)(b)
S. 11(4) amended 35/1995, s. 2(2)(c)
S. 13(3) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(h)
S. 14 additional requirements prescribed 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 14 amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(i)
S. 15 additional requirements prescribed 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 20(2)
S. 15 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 15(1A) inserted 6/2013, ss. 1(2), 30
S. 16 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 37
S. 16A inserted 3/2012, ss. 1(2), 4
S. 17(2) rep. 3/2012, ss. 1(2), 22(b)
S. 18 application extended 44/2014, ss. 9(9), 14
S. 18 scheme permitted under specified S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 37(3) & sch. 2, para. 3
S. 18(1), (2) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 38(a)
S. 18(3) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 38(a), (b)
S. 18(4) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 38(a), (b)
S. 18(6) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 38(c)
S. 18(7A) inserted 9/1987, s. 4
S. 18(7A) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 38(d)
S. 20 application ext. S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(ii)
S. 20, saver from disclosure. 30/2014, ss. 1(2), (3), 41, sch. 3
  13/1997, ss. 1(2)(3), 32, sch. 3
S. 20(2), amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(b)
S. 20(3)(a) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(j)
S. 21 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 39
S. 21(1), (2) applied with modifications 6/2013, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 21(3) construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(v)
S. 21(3)-(4), Inserted 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(c)
S. 22(1) amended 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6 & 57(c)
S. 22(2) amended 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6 & 57(d)
S. 23 trans. of certain functions under 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 23(1) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(k)(i)
  35/1995, s. 9(a)
S. 23(2) amended 35/1980, s. 1
  17/1982, s. 1
  9/1987, s. 5
  7/1993, s. 4
  26/2000, s. 18
  2/2002, ss. 3, 30, 31
  3/2009, s. 1
S. 23(3) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(k)(ii)
S. 23(5), subsec. inserted 35/1995, s. 9(b)
S. 24 trans. of certain functions under 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 24 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(l)
S. 25(2) amended 35/1980, s. 2
  17/1982, s. 2
  7/1993, s. 5
Ss. 26 - 27, application ext. 26/2000, s. 20
S. 26 application ext. S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iii)
S. 26(1)(c) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(d)(i)
S. 26(1A), subsec. inserted 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(d)(ii)
S. 26(a)(b) amended 26/2000, s.20(4)
S. 26(c)(d), parinserted 26/2000, s.20(4)(c)
S. 27 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 27, trans. of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
  10/2002, ss. 3, 7(1)-(7), sch.
S. 27(1) amended 26/2000, s.21(1)
  10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(e)(i)
S. 27(2) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(e)(ii)
S. 27(4)(c)(i), subparagraph del. 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(e)(iii)
S. 27(6) substituted 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8). sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 28 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(v)
S. 29 deleted 23/2017, ss. 1(2), 245(a)
S. 29 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(v)
S. 29(1) substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(m)
S. 30 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 30(5) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(f)
S. 31, 32, trans. of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
S. 31, trans. of functions under 10/2002, ss. 3, 7(1)-(7), sch.
S. 31 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
Ss. 31 - 33, application ext. with mod. 26/2000, s.20
S. 32 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 32, trans. of functions under 10/2002, ss. 3, 7(1)-(7), sch.
S. 32(3) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(g)(ii)
S. 32(1A) inserted 26/2000, s. 20(5)
S. 32(1A) substituted S.I. No. 517 of 2001, reg. 2
  10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(g)(i)
S. 33 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 35(8) rep. 3/1998, s.125, sch. 8
S. 36, trans. of functions under S.I. No. 110 of 2000, arts. 1(2), 4(1)(a)
S. 37 rep. 17/1998, s.1
S. 38 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(v)
S. 38(1) amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 32(n)
S. 38(2) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(h)
S. 39 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 39, trans. of functions under 10/2002, ss. 3, 7(1)-(7), sch.
S. 39(1)(2) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(i)
S. 39A construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 39A, inserted 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(a)
S. 39A, power to make regs for procedures and rstrct of application under 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(2)-(6)
S. 39A(1), application in certain cir. 10/2002, ss. 3, 16(11)(14)(15)(16)(17)
S. 39A(1) applied 10/2002, ss. 3, 21(8)
S. 39A(1), criteria for consent under S.I. No. 264 of 2002, reg. 2
S. 40 costs of proceedings 20/2011, ss. 1(5), 3, 4, 6, 7
S. 40, s. 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(b)
  26/2000, s.19(1)
S. 40, trans. of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
  S.I. No. 110 of 2000, arts. 1(2), 4(1)(b)
S. 40(1) amended 35/1995, s.3(2)
S. 40(1) applied 10/2002, ss. 3, 21(8)
S. 40(1), application of in certain circs. 10/2002, ss. 3, 16(11)(14)(15)(16)(17)
S. 40A trans. of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
S. 40A inserted S.I. No. 349 of 1989, art. 20
S. 40A amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(c)(ii)
S. 40A(1) substituted S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(a)
S. 40A(1)(a) rstrct. S.I. No. 166 of 1993, art. 2
S. 40A(1)(a) paragraph substituted 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(c)(i)
S. 40A(1)(a)(aa) paragraph substituted 26/2000, s.19(2)(a)
S. 40A(1)(b)(c) amended 26/2000, s.19(2)
S. 40A(1)(c)(ii)(I) substituted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, reg. 1(3), 56(4)(a)
S. 40A(1)(c)(ii)(II) rep. S.I. No. 477 of 2011, reg. 1(3), 56(4)(b)
S. 40A(1)(c)(ii)(III) rep. S.I. No. 477 of 2011, reg. 1(3), 56(4)(b)
S. 40A(1)(c)(ii)(IV) rep. S.I. No. 477 of 2011, reg. 1(3), 56(4)(b)
S. 40A(2)(d) period prescribed S.I. No. 51 of 1990, reg. 3
S. 40A(4) bodies prescribed S.I. No. 51 of 1990, reg. 4
S. 40A(5)(a) substituted S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(b)
S. 40A(5)(c) inserted S.I. No. 351 of 1998, reg. 13(a)
S. 40A(6)(a) substituted S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(c)
S. 40A(6)(b) substituted S.I. No. 351 of 1998, reg. 13(b)
S. 40A(6)(c) substituted S.I. No. 351 of 1998, reg. 13(b)
S. 40A(6)(d) inserted S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(d)
S. 40A(7) substituted S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(e)
  10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(c)(iii)
S. 40A(8) substituted S.I. No. 352 of 2014, reg. 7(a)
  S.I. No. 93 of 1999, regs. 2(1)-(3), 13(f)
S. 40A(8) amended 26/2000, s.19(2)(d)
S. 40A(8)(aa) paragraph inserted S.I. No. 352 of 2010, regs. 2, 8
S. 40A(8)(ab) paragraph inserted S.I. No. 352 of 2010, regs. 2, 8
S. 40A(8A) inserted S.I. No. 352 of 2014, reg. 7(b)
S. 40A(9) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 12(1)(c)(iv)
S. 40B inserted S.I. No. 403 of 2012, reg. 2
S. 41 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(v)
S. 41(1) amended 23/2017, ss. 1(2), 245(b)(i)
S. 41(2) amended 23/2017, ss. 1(2), 245(b)(ii)
S. 42 construction of references S.I. No. 630 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 38(2)(a)(iv)
S. 42(2)(b) amended 26/2000, s.21(2)
S. 42(2)(b), paragraph substituted 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(j)
S. 43(b) construction of references 5/2014, ss. 8(1), (2), 9(3)
Sch. 1 art. 2 substituted 44/2014, s. 13
  39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(a)
  9/1987, s.6
Sch. 1 art. 2A inserted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(a)
Sch. 1 art. 4 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(b)
Sch. 1 art. 5 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(c)
Sch. 1 art. 6 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(d)
Sch. 1 art. 7 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(e)
Sch. 1 art. 8 amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(f)
Sch. 1 art. 11 amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(f)
Sch. 1 art. 13 amended 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(f)
Sch. 1 art. 25 substituted 39/2013, ss. 1(2), 40(g)
Sch 2, trans. of functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2001, arts. 3, 4(1), tbl.
  10/2002, ss. 3, 7(1)-(7), sch.
Sch. 2, application ext. 26/2000, s.20
Sch. 2, art. 3(1)(d) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(k)(i)
Sch. 2, art. 5(1), paragraph substituted 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(k)(ii)
Sch. 2, art. 11(d), paragraph substituted 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(k)(iii)
Sch. 2, art.(11)(g) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(k)(iv)
Sch. 2, art. 11(h) amended 10/2002, ss. 3, 23(1)(k)(v)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976)
S. 4 Gas Act 1976 (Section 10A(1)(e) (Annual Rate of Consumption) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 545 of 2002)
  Gas Act 1976 (Sections 4 and 40A) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 51 of 1990)
S. 7B(2)(e) Gas Act 1976 (Appointment of majority-shareholding Minister) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 535 of 2015)
S. 9 Gas Act, 1976 (Section 9) (Establishment of Subsidiaries) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 178 of 1991)
S. 10A(1)(e) Gas Act 1976 (Section 10A(1)(e) (Annual Rate of Consumption) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 545 of 2002)
S. 18 Ervia Severance Gratuity Scheme 2017 (S.I. No. 534 of 2017)
S. 40A Gas Act 1976 (Sections 4 and 40A) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 51 of 1990)
S. 40A(6)(a) Gas Act 1976 (Section 40A) (Exemption) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 166 of 1993)