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AMENDMENTS TO THE NATURAL GAS ACT
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
UNITED STATES SENATE
S. 734 and S. 1028
BILLS TO AMEND THE NATURAL GAS ACT,
APPROVED JUNE 21, 1938, AS AMENDED
APRIL 29 AND JULY 1, 1947
Printed for the use of the Committee
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
WASHINGTON : 1947
WALLACE H, WHITE, JR., Maine, Chairman CHARLES W. TOBEY, New Hampshire EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado, CLYDE M. REED, Kansas
TOM STEWART, Tennessee OWEN BREWSTER, Maine
ERNEST W. MCFARLAND, Arizona ALBERT W. HAWKES, New Jersey
WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington. E. H. MOORE, Oklahoma
FRANCIS J. MYERS, Pennsylvania
BRIEN MCMAHON, Connecticut
SUBCOMMITTEE ON S. 734 AND S. 1028
E. H. MOORE, Oklahoma, Chairman
TOM STEWART, Tennessee
Law Officers, Pittsburgh, Pa..
Letters received from
AMENDMENTS TO THE NATURAL GAS ACT
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1947
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D.O. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to call, in the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee room, United States Capitol, Senator E. H. Moore, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.
Present: Senators Moore and Stewart.
Senator Capehart, Senator Stewart, and I have been named as a subcommittee by the chairman of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee to conduct hearings on S. 734 and S. 1028.
The bills will be inserted in the record at this point. (The bills are as follows:)
[S. 734, 80th Cong., 1st sess. ] A BILL To amend the Natural Gas Act approved June 21, 1938, as amended Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (b) of section 1 of the Natural Gas Act, approved June 21, 1938, is amended to read as follows:
"(b) The provisions of this chapter shall apply, to the extent hereafter provided, to the transportation of natural gas in interstate commerce, to the sale, after such transportation, in interstate commerce of natural gas for resale for ultimate public consumption for domestic, commercial, industrial, or any other use, and to natural-gas companies engaged in such transportation or sale, but shall not apply to any other transportation or sale of natural gas or to its transportation between the well or wells where produced and the point of its delivery to or reception in the interstate trunk transmission facilities of a natural-gas company or to any sale thereof at or prior to such point of delivery or reception or to the production or gathering of natural gas, or to the producing, gathering, treating, or processing facilities utilized or operations conducted in handling or preparing such gas for delivery or reception at such point, or to the local distribution of natural gas or to local distribution facilities; and nothing in this chapter shall be construed as authorizing the Commission to prohibit or restrict the transportation or sale in interstate commerce of gas for utilization for any purpose for which such gas may lawfully be used."
"(c) The jurisdiction of the Commission under this Act, including but not limited to rate regulatory authority and supervisory control, shall not extend to or over any transportation or sale of facility or operation to which, under the provisions of subdivision (b) of this section, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply. This limitation of jurisdiction shall control all other provisions of this Act."
SEC. 2. Section (5) of section 2 of said Natural Gas Act is amended to read as follows:
'Natural gas' means either gas in its natural state as produced from the well, or residue gas from gas in its natural state, from casinghead gas or from any