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FPC V. HUNT, 376 U. S. 515 (1964)

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FPC v. Hunt, 376 U.S. 515 (1964)

Federal Power Commission v. Hunt

No. 273

Argued March 2, 1964

Decided March 30, 1964

376 U.S. 515


1. The issuance by the Federal Power Commission (FPC) of a temporary certificate of public convenience and necessity under § 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act, authorizing the sale of natural gas in interstate movement pending determination of an application for permanent certification, may be conditioned in the FPC's discretion upon the maintenance of a prescribed price during the period of the temporary authorization. Pp. 376 U. S. 515-521.

2. The procedure of § 4 of the Act for the filing of proposed changes in rates is available to the producer only after the issuance of a permanent or an unconditional temporary certificate. Pp. 376 U. S. 523-527.

306 F.2d 334, reversed.

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