Closed consultation

Legislation to enable the sale of the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS)

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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A draft Energy Bill was published on 22 May 2012, including provisions to enable the sale of the GPSS.

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Consultation description

A review of the GPSS concluded that it does not need to remain in government ownership.

Legislation is required to create a set of transferrable rights to maintain, use, remove or replace the GPSS, to restore land if any part of it is removed or abandoned, to access, inspect or survey the GPSS or the land on or under which the GPSS runs.

An exercise was launched on 22 May 2012 to notify those landowners whose land the GPSS runs and interested bodies of the impact the legislation will have on them. The exercise has now concluded.


GPSS leaflet

Letter to landowners

Published 22 May 2012