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Peoples Natural Gas Co. v. Public Svc. Comm'n, 270 U.S. 550 (1926)

Peoples Natural Gas Company v.

Public Service Commission of Pennsylvania

Nos. 70, 71

Argued October 21, 22, 1925

Decided April 12, 1926

270 U.S. 550


1. The transportation of gas in a pipeline from one state to another and its prompt delivery to purchasers at local destinations is interstate commerce. P. 270 U. S. 554.

2. The passing of custody and title at the state boundary without arresting the movement to the destinations intended are minor details which do not affect the essential nature of the business. Id.

Page 270 U. S. 551

3. Where local gas, destined for local consumption, is added to a pipeline carrying gas from another state after it has crossed the state line, the gas, to the extent so added, is in intrastate commerce and subject to local regulation. P. 270 U. S. 554.

279 Pa. 252 affirmed.

Error to two judgments of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania sustaining an order of the Public Service Commission requiring the Gas Company to furnish gas to another company for sale to consumers in a city. See also s.c. 79 Pa.Super.Ct. 560.

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