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The total interstate and export movement of natural gas increased 13 percent in 1935 to a total of 468,944,000,000 cubic feet. As this gain was relatively higher than the increase in total distribution, it follows that the proportion moved in interstate and foreign commerce increased. This resulted from increased operations in the established systems as new long lines were built.

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Summary of natural gas statistics, 1935

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1, 469
1, 871
14, 450
1, 672
6, 919
2, 701
2, 205
5,060
1,519
7, 919

445

724
3, 677
1, 210
1, 626

627
3, 865
12, 495

3,857
12,778

472
1, 116
15, 132

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Production

Millions
of cubic

feet

Average
Average value at
value at points of
wells per consump-
M cubic tion per

feet M cubic
(cents) feet

(cents)

6, 167
284, 109

2, 843
1, 448
1,777

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado.
Illinois.
Indiana.
Iowa.
Kansas.
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Mississippi.
Missouri.
Montana
Nebraska.
New Mexico
New York
Ohio..
Oklahoma
Pennaylvania
South Dakota.
Tennessee
Texas.

57, 125
39, 738
249, 450

609
19, 870

27,931

642, 366

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Total, 1935.

1, 916, 595

Total, 1934

1,770, 721

6.0

22.3

7, 566

379, 497

68.6

554, 542

28, 356

229, 933

4, 016

79, 965

393, 155

101, 569

Includes value of gas used at petroleum refineries and electric public-utility power plants.

Gas used in manufacture of carbon black included under "Other" for United States total and under “Other industrial" for State total to avoid revealing figures of individ11 operators.

Interstate transportation and exports of natural gas in 1935

(Prepared under the supervision of G. R. Hopkins, Assistant Chief Economist, Petroleum Economics

Division]

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5, 603, 000

137,000 4, 811, 000 10, 551, 000

29,000 1,085, 000 1, 114,000 643, 000

4, 000 8,000 188,000 843, 000 524, 000

1,000 16, 726, 000

2,000 6, 342, 000

455, 000 1, 230,000 25, 280,000

44,000 28, 531, 000

960, 000 1, 023, 000 30, 558, 000 16, 433, 000 39, 886, 000 11,898, 000 12, 096, 000 28, 293, 000 1, 311, 000 6, 727,000 4, 552, 000 12, 024, 000 5, 453, 000 1, 039, 000 8,944, 000

668, 000

399,000 149, 723,000 5, 827,000

579, 000 47, 884, 000 15, 516, 000 69, 806, 000

The CHAIRMAN. I believe then that that concludes the hearings of the committee on this bill, and the committee will adjourn to meet next Tuesday morning to begin hearings on a bill on aviation.

(Thereupon, at 4:35 p. m., the committee adjourned.)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD AND UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 29, 1937. Hon. CLARENCE F. LEA, Chairman, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee,

Washington, D. C. DEAR SIR: A joint meeting of the executive committee of this association and of the association's committee on legislation was held on March 26, 1937, for the consideration of legislative matters.

The provisions of H. R. 4008 were considered for the purpose of determining whether that bill will provide regulation of the character requested in the resolution heretofore adopted by this association, and presented at the hearing on March 24, 1936. Consideration was also given to the situation existing in Illinois, where the Illinois commission finds itself impeded by injunction proceedings in the Federal courts in its undertaking to discover what it costs the interstate pipe-line company to deliver gas in Illinois, although the commission is seeking that information only for the purpose of determining what the reasonable expenses of the local distributing company ought to be, and what price for gas sold in the Chicago area should be approved by the commission as just and reasonable.

A resolution was unanimously adopted endorsing H. R. 4008, amended as requested on behalf of this association at the hearing on March 24. I attach a copy of the resolution hereto, and ask that it be printed as if presented at the hearing. Yours very truly,

John E. BENTON,

General Solicitor.

A resolution adopted by the executive committee of the National Association of

Railroad and Utilities Commissioners on March 26, 1937

Resolved by the executive committee of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners, That the position of said association declared by resolution at its forty-seventh annual convention, in favor of the enactment of Federal legislation providing for the regulation of the interstate transmission and sale of gas at wholesale for resale is hereby reaffirmed ; and

Resolved further. That for the purpose of providing such regulations, said association endorses H. R. 4008, an act to regulate the transportation and sale of natural gas in interstate commerce, introduced by Congressman Lea, of California, with the amendments proposed thereto at the hearing hefore the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee on behalf of the association on March 24, 1937; and

Resolved further, That the necessity for such regulation is increasingly imperative, and that the enactment of H. R. 4008, amended as proposed, at the present session of Congress is earnestly urged on behalf of said association.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD AND UTILITIES ('OMMISSIONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 29, 1937. Hon. CLARENCE F. LEA, Chairman, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee,

Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: At the hearing on H. R. 4008 on the 25th instant, Mr. Doherty presented certain amendments upon which I then asked leave to comment briefly. Time, however, did not then permit, and you kindly indicated that I might address this letter to you, to be printed as a part of the hearing.

I do not care to comment upon all of Mr. Doherty's amendments. Those which I do comment upon I will set forth as the same were stated upon the typewritten sheet, copies of which were distributed by him prior to his statement, and I will follow each amendment so set forth with my comment thereon.

“Page 2, line 13. Change period to comma and add ‘or for resale for industrial use only."

Comment.-It may be that some amendment of section 1 (b) is desirable for the purpose of meeting the suggestion of one member of your committee that the bill is nothing more than legislation providing for regulation of the price of a commodity sold in interstate commerce, no different from a bill which

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