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Oil Pipelines

Volume 405: debated on Friday 16 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what access independent storage companies have to the oil pipeline network within the UK. [113277]

Under the Pipelines Act 1962 independent storage companies have "common access" rights to all oil pipelines. This means that provided there is spare capacity independent parties have a legal right of access to transport their oil products in any oil pipeline.