Gas Act, 1976

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 30/1976
Year1976

Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT 1976

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2023


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Gas Act 1976. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Act 2022 (52/2022), enacted 21 December 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Planning And Development And Foreshore (Amendment) Act 2022 (Commencement) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 1 of 2023), made 9 January 2023, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT 1976

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2023


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Gas Acts 1976 to 2009: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Gas (Amendment) Act 2009 (3/2009), s. 2(2). The Acts in this group are:

Gas Act 1976 (30/1976)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1980 (35/1980)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1982 (17/1982)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1987 (9/1987)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1993 (7/1993)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 (35/1995), insofar as it amends the Gas Acts 1976 to 1993

Gas (Amendment) Act 1998 (17/1998)

Gas (Amendment) Act 2000 (26/2000), other than ss. 12 to 16

Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act 2002 (10/2002), ss. 11, 15, 23(1), (2)

Gas (Amendment) Act 2009 (3/2009)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Water Services (Amendment) Act 2022 (39/2022)

Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021 (28/2021)

Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 (13/2021)

Minerals Development Act 2017 (23/2017)

Water Services Act 2014 (44/2014)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Act 2014 (5/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Gas Regulation Act 2013 (39/2013)

Water Services Act 2013 (6/2013)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (3/2012)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act (10/2011)

Gas (Amendment) Act 2009 (3/2009)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (40/2006)

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006 (27/2006)

Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act 2002 (10/2002)

Sustainable Energy Act 2002 (2/2002)

Gas (Amendment) Act 2000 (26/2000)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1998 (17/1998)

Finance Act 1998 (3/1998)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 (35/1995)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1993 (7/1993)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1987 (9/1987)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1982 (17/1982)

Gas (Amendment) Act 1980 (35/1980)

All Acts up to and including Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Act 2022 (52/2022), enacted 21 December 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

European Union (Gas Act 1976) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 174 of 2021)

European Union (Internal Market in Natural Gas) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 83 of 2020)

Ervia Severance Gratuity Scheme 2017 (S.I. No. 534 of 2017)

Gas Act 1976 (Appointment of Majority-Shareholding Minister) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 535 of 2015)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas and Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 16 of 2015)

European Union (Access to Review of Decisions for Certain Bodies or Organisations promoting Environmental Protection) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 352 of 2014)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Gas) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 403 of 2012)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas and Electricity) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 630 of 2011)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 352 of 2010)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas) (BGE) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 760 of 2005)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 320 of 2005)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 452 of 2004)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 426 of 2004)

Gas Act 1976 (Section 10A(1)(E)) (Annual Rate of Consumption) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 545 of 2002)

Gas (Interim)(Regulation) Act 2002 (Criteria For Determination of Consents) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 264 of 2002)

European Communities (Internal Market in Natural Gas) (Compulsory Acquisition) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 517 of 2001)

Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 389 of 2001)

Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 110 of 2000)

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 93 of 1999)

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 351 of 1998)

Gas Act, 1976 (Section 40A) (Exemption) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 166 of 1993)

Gas Act, 1976 (Section 9) (Establishment of Subsidiaries) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 178 of 1991)

Gas Act 1976 (Sections 4 and 40A) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 51 of 1990)

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 349 of 1989)

Public Service (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 81 of 1987)

Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1980 (S.I. No. 9 of 1980)

Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1977 (S.I. No. 295 of 1977)

Gas Act, 1976 (Establishment Day) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 209 of 1976)

All statutory instruments up to and including Planning And Development And Foreshore (Amendment) Act 2022 (Commencement) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 1 of 2023), made 9 January 2023, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT 1976

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2023


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Acts Referred to

Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

1960, No. 7.

Continental Shelf Act, 1968

1968, No. 14.

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9.

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23.

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33.

Local Government Act, 1946

1946, No. 24.

Minerals Development Act, 1940

1940, No. 31.

Registration of Title Act, 1964

1964, No. 16

Finance Act, 1895

1895, c. 16.

Arbitration Act, 1954

1954, No. 26.

Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971

1971, No. 3.

Superannuation Act, 1859

1859, sess. 1, c. 26.

Public Offices Fees Act, 1879

1879. c. 58.

Working Classes Act, 1890

1890, c. 72.


Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT 1976

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2023


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO GAS SUPPLY AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO ESTABLISH A BODY TO BE KNOWN IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE AS BORD GAIS EIREANN AND IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS THE IRISH GAS BOARD AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO MAKE CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO ENABLE THAT BODY TO ACQUIRE LAND AND CERTAIN RIGHTS RELATING TO LAND, TO AMEND CERTAIN ENACTMENTS AND TO MAKE OTHER PROVISIONS CONNECTED WITH THE FOREGOING. [19th July, 1976]

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