Fertilizer Shortage Situation: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974 - 211 pages
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Page 188 - As disclosed in reports of the Federal Trade Commission made pursuant to S. Res. 83 (Seventieth Congress, first session) and other reports made pursuant to the authority of Congress, it is hereby declared that the business of transporting and selling natural gas for ultimate distribution to the public is affected with a public interest, and that Federal regulation in matters relating to the transportation of natural gas and the sale thereof in interstate and foreign commerce is necessary in the public...
Page 184 - Mcf or more on a peak day) and firm industrial requirements for plant protection, feedstock and process needs. (3) All industrial requirements not specified in (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), or (8). (4) Firm industrial requirements for boiler fuel use at less than 3,000 Mcf per day, but more than 1,500 Mcf per day, where alternate fuel capabilities can meet such requirements.
Page 193 - Is defined as minimum volumes required to prevent physical harm to the plant facilities or danger to plant personnel when such protection cannot be afforded through the use of an alternate fuel.
Page 188 - Federal regulation to certain phases of the business of transporting and selling natural gas for ultimate distribution to the public...
Page 193 - ... schedules or contracts under which seller is expressly obligated to deliver specific volumes within a given time period and which anticipates no interruptions, but which may permit unexpected interruption in case the supply to higher priority customers is threatened.
Page 193 - Interruptible Service: Service from schedules or contracts under which seller is not expressly obligated to deliver specific volumes within a given time period, and which anticipates and permits interruption on short notice, or service under schedules or contracts which expressly or impliedly require...
Page 189 - The priorities-of-deliveries set forth above will be applied to the deliveries of all jurisdictional pipeline companies during periods of curtailment on each company's system ; except, however, that, upon a finding of extraordinary circumstances after hearing initiated by a petition filed under Section 1.7 (b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, exceptions to those priorities may be permitted.
Page 188 - Court said that it failed to find in the power to fix just and reasonable rates the power to fix rates which will disallow or discourage resales for industrial use. The Courts in those cases were not faced with a nationwide gas shortage, and rates were involved, not allocations or curtailments.
Page 192 - ... (1) Residential, small commercial (less than 50 Mcf on a peak day). (2) Large commercial requirements (50 Mcf or more on a peak day), firm industrial requirements for plant protection, feedstock and process needs, and pipeline customer storage injection requirements.
Page 184 - ... (3) All industrial requirements not specified in (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), or (9). (4) Firm industrial requirements for boiler fuel use at less than 3,000 Mcf per day, but more than 1,500 Mcf per day, where alternate fuel capabilities can meet such requirements.