TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
Oil Mining and Refining.
AN ORDINANCE to amend the Oil Mining and Refining
Ordinance, 1911 (No. 25).
GEORGE R. LE HUNTE,
16th July, 1912.
BE it enacted by the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council
thereof as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Oil Mining and short Tle.
Refining (Amendment) Ordinance, 1912, and shall be read
as one with the Oil Mining and Refining Ordinance, 1911,
which is hereinafter referred to as the principal Ordinance.
2. Section 5 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed Repeal of Sec-
and the following shall be inserted in lieu thereof :-tio 5 of Ori-
5.-(1.) It shall be the duty of every licensed person to
maintain the refinery in respect of which he is licensed in
efficient working order, and he'shall be liable to be called
upon to put the refinery into active operation within thirty
days of the receipt of notice from the Governor, and to
continue the manufacture for such reasonable period as the
Governor may in his discretion direct of such products as
the refinery was designed to produce; provided always
(a.) that the licensed person shall not be required to
conduct the operation of refining continuously
or to manufacture the whole of the products
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specified in Section 2, if he shall prove to the
satisfaction of the Governor that the conditions
of his business render it inexpedient for him to
(b.) that in the event of war or of an emergency (of
which the Governor shall be sole judge) the
Governor may take control of the refinery, and
the licensed person shall conform to and obey all
directions issued by the Governor or on his
behalf. Compensation shall be paid to the
owner of the refinery for any loss or damage
that he may prove that he has sustained by
reason of the exercise by the Governor of this
power. Any such damage shall be settled by
agreement between the Governor and the owner,
or in default of agreement by arbitration as
provided in Section 6.
(2.) Any person acting in contravention of the pro-
visions of this section is liable to a penalty not exceeding
fifty pounds for every day during which such contravention
Amendmentof 3. Section 8, Sub-section 1 of the Principal Ordinance
he Principal is amended by inserting after clause (c) the following :
(d.) For prescribing the manner of storing, trans-
porting and dealing with crude oil and its
products and for ensuring .the safety of persons
in connection therewith.
Passed in Council this Second day of July, in the year
of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve.
HARRY L. KNAGGS,
Clerk of the Council.