(1) This section applies where a court convicts a person of an offence against this Part or section 66.(2) The court may, if it appears to the court that a network operator has, by reason of the commission of the offence:(a) suffered loss or damage to its gas works, or(b) incurred costs and expenses in preventing or mitigating, or in attempting to prevent or mitigate, any such loss or damage,order the offender to pay to the network operator the costs and expenses so incurred, or compensation for the loss or damage so suffered, as the case may be, in such amount as is fixed by the order.(3) A court may not make an order under subsection (2) for the payment of an amount that exceeds the amount for which an order may be made by the court when exercising jurisdiction under the Civil Procedure Act 2005. An order made by the court is enforceable as if it were an order made by the court when exercising jurisdiction under that Act.(4) Orders may be made under this section in addition to any penalty that may be imposed or any other action that may be taken in relation to the offence concerned.(5) Orders may be made under this section regardless of whether any penalty is imposed, or other action taken, in relation to the offence concerned.(6) In this section:
the court means the court that convicts a person of the offence concerned.
the offender means the person who is convicted of the offence.