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PETROLEUM IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE
AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
PAT HARRISON, Mississippi, Chairman
WILLIAM H. KING, Utah
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin
WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia
ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas
DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts
ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan
ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky
JOHN G. TOWNSEND, JR., Delaware
TOM CONNALLY, Texas
JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania
JOSIAH W. BAILEY, North Carolina
BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri
HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia
AUGUSTINE LONERGAN, Connecticut
HUGO L. BLACK, Alabama
PETER G. GERRY, Rhode Island
JOSEPH F. GUFFEY, Pennsylvania.
ROBERT J. BULKLEY, Ohio
PRENTISS M. BROWN, Michigan
CLYDE L. HERRING, Iowa
FELTON M. JOHNSTON, Clerk
Baucum, T. O., Murray, Ky., representing jobbers division, Ken-
tucky Petroleum Marketers Association..
Bergfors, F. E., Quincy, Mass., representing the Oil Men's Association
of New England.--
R. B., Washington, D. C., general counsel, Independent
Petroleum Association of America -
Collett, J. D., Fort Worth, Tex., president, General Mid-Continent
Oil & Gas Association..
Decker, R. E., Plymouth Isle, Detroit, Mich., representing Dixie
Fell, H. B., Tulsa, Okla., representing the National Stripper Well
Francis, Charles I., Houston, Tex., chairman, section of mineral law,
American Bar Association..
Fremming, Harvey C., Washington, D. C., president, International
Association of Oil
Field, Gas Well, and Refinery Workers of America. 180
Hadlick, Paul E., Washington, D. C., secretary, National Oil Mar-
Hill, George A., Jr., Houston, Tex., president, Houston Oil Co.--- 121, 168
Hill, Richard H., special assistant to the Attorney General of the
Holland, George W., Director, Petroleum Conservation Division,
Department of the Interior.
Ickes, Hon. Harold L., Secretary of the Interior.
McCain, W. R., Springfield, Mo..
McCraw, Hon. William C., attorney general of the State of Texas - -
McNeely, R. M., Chicago, Illi., representing the Chicago Wholesale
Petroleum Marketers Association..
Payne, Bryan, Tyler, Tex..
Roeser, Charles F., Fort Worth, Tex., president, Independent Petro-
leum Association of America
Schock, Clarence, Mount Joy, Pa., representing the Independent
Petroleum Jobbers Association of Pennsylvania -
Schuh, Wilmer R., Milwaukee, Wis., president, National Association
of Petroleum Retailers -
Swanson, E. B., associate director, Petroleum Conservation Division,
Department of the Interior.
Thompson, Hon. Ernest O., commissioner, Railroad Commission of
Walton, Ira F., Roanoke, Va., representing the Virginia Petroleum
Jobbers Association --
Wilson, Henry M., Des Moines, Iowa, representing the Iowa Inde-
pendent Oil Jobbers Bureau of the Iowa Petroleum Association -- 159
Briefs, letters, telegrams from:
Bond, Hon. Reford, chairman, Oklahoma Corporation Commission,
Oklahoma City, Okla---
Brecke, Roy L., Milwaukee, Wis., secretary and legislative representa-
tive, Wisconsin Petroleum Association..
Detroit Oil Marketers Association, Detroit, Mich...
Dow, Fayette D., vice president and general counsel, Pennsylvania
Grade Crude Oil Association -
Erwin, J. Ed., executive vice president, North Texas Oil & Gas
Association, Wichita Falls, Tex.
Flanagan, Col. M. T., Longview, Tex.
Briefs, letters, telegrams from-Continued.
Hamilton, W. B., chairman, oil and gas committee, West Texas
Chamber of Commerce, Wichita Falls, Tex.
Hoch, Hon. Homer, corporation commissioner, State of Kansas,
Marland, Hon. E. W., Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.
National Association of Petroleum Retailers, Chicago, Ill..
Oil Marketers Association of New York, Inc., New York City --- 203
Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Association, Oil City, Pa---
Shaw, Hon. A. S. J., commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commis-
sion, Oklahoma City, Okla.--
Western Petroleum Refiners Association, Tulsa, Okla ---
Wrather, J. D., president, Overton Refining Co., Overton, Tex.. 177
REGULATION OF SHIPMENT OF PETROLEUM IN INTER
STATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1937
UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, in room 450 Senate Office Building, at 10 a. m., Senator Tom Connally presiding.
Present: Senators Connally and Lonergan. Also present: Hon. Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, and Mr. E. B. Swanson, Associate Director, Petroleum Conservation Division, Department of the Interior.
Senator CONNALLY. Will the subcommittee please come to order. Senator Townsend, who is a member of the subcommittee, had to be out of the city this morning.
We have met to consider S. 790, which is as follows: A BILL To repeal section 13 of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate interstate and foreign commerce in
petroleum and its products by prohibiting the shipment in such commerce of petroleum and its products produced in violation of State law, and for other purposes”, approved February 22, 1935
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 13 of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate interstate and foreign commerce in petroleum and its products by prohibiting the shipment in such commerce of petroleum and its products produced in violation of State law, and for other purposes”, approved February 22, 1935, is hereby repealed.
The repeal is simply a repeal of that clause of the act which limited its operation to June 1937 and the effect of repealing that clause would be to make the act permanent law; and so the purpose of this bill is simply to continue the so-called Connally "Hot Oil” Act, and make it permanent. I will submit for the record a copy of the act, Public Law No. 14, Seventy-fourth Congress.
[PUBLIC—No. 14—74TH CONGRESS]
[S. 1190] AN ACT To regulate interstate and foreign commerce in petroleum and its products by prohibiting the shipment in such commerce of petroleum and its products produced in violation of State law, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to protect interstate and foreign commcere from the diversion and obstruction of, and the burden and harmful effect upon, such commerce caused by contraband oil as herein defined, and to encourage the conservation of deposits of crude oil situated within the United States.
SEC. 2. As used in this Act
(1) The term “contraband oil” means petroleum which, or any constituent part of which, was produced, transported, or withdrawn from storage in excess of the amounts permitted to be produced, transported, or withdrawn from storage