The Petroleum Licensing Regulations 2016
What is the new legislation: The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.
Who does this affect: England and Wales
When does this change take place: 15th December 2016
The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”) prescribe the model clauses which, unless the Secretary of State thinks fit to modify or exclude them in any particular case, will be incorporated in petroleum licences for landward areas as defined in those Regulations. These regulations amend the 2014 Regulations to insert an additional model clause, prohibiting holders of petroleum licences from carrying out high volume hydraulic fracturing from any well where the well pad for that well is located in a protected area, specified in the clause, which is in England or Wales.
Full text available here: http://legislation.data.gov.uk/uksi/2016/1029/made/data.pdf
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