Nos. 76-3914, 76-3971, 76-3990 and 76-3991.

543 F.2d 530 (1976)

SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY, Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation, Laclede Gas Company, and Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, Petitioners, v. FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

November 13, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Allan A. Tuttle, Sol., Drexel D. Journey, Gen. Counsel, John J. Lahey, F. P. C., Washington, D.C., for the F. P. C.

Roy R. Robertson, Jr., Ronald L. Kuehn Jr., Birmingham, Ala., for Southern Natural Gas Co.

John E. Holtzinger, Jr., Karol Lyn Newman, Washington, D.C., Henry P. Sullivan, Richard B. Gordon, Pittsburgh, Pa., Norman A. Flaningam, Washington, D.C., James E. Wright, Jr., New Orleans, La., for Consolidated Gas Supply Corp.

J. David Mann, Jr., Washington, D.C., Richard L. Eckhart, St. Louis, Mo., for Laclede Gas Co.

Platt W. Davis, III, Thomas L. Wylie, Washington, D.C., J. Evans Attwell, Jack D. Head, Houston, Tex., for Texas Eastern Transmission Co.

Andrew P. Carter, New Orleans, La., for Louisiana Power & Light Co.

Christopher T. Boland, Washington, D.C., for Texas Gas Transmission Corp.

Edward J. Grenier, Jr., Washington, D.C., for General Motors Corp.

John T. Miller, Jr., Washington, D.C., for Allied Paper Inc., Monsanto Co., Texasgulf Inc.

William T. Miller, Washington, D.C., for United Municipal Distributors.

Michael J. Manning, Washington, D.C., for Entex, Inc. & La. Gas Service Co.

David B. Robinson, Washington, D.C., for State of La.

Jerome Ackerman, Washington, D.C., for Air Products & Chemical, Inc., et al.

William W. Bedwell, Washington, D.C., for Miss. River Transmission.

John S. Schmid, Washington, D.C., for Bay State Gas Co., et al.

Richard A. Solomon, Washington, D.C., for Public Service Comm. of the State of N. Y.

Stephen J. Small, Charleston, W. Va., for Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.

Barbara M. Gunther, Brooklyn, N. Y., for Brooklyn Union Gas Co. & Elizabethtown Gas Co.

James R. Lacey, Newark, N. J., for Public Service Elec. & Gas Co.

Dennis J. Roberts, II, Providence, R. I., for New England State.

Howard E. Wahrenbrock, Washington, D.C., for Mobile Gas Service Corp., et al.

Francis J. McShalley, Washington, D.C., for Algonquin Gas Transmission Corp.

W. DeVier Pierson, Washington, D.C., for United Gas Pipe Line Co.

Clayton L. Orn, Houston, Tex., for New Orleans Public Service, Inc.


The petition of Southern Natural Gas Company in cause number 76-3914 seeks review of Federal Power Commission orders dated May 28 and September 14, 1976 relating to the implementation of a curtailment plan for the equitable distribution of an inadequate supply of natural gas on the United Gas Pipe Line Co. system. The Court sua sponte issued an order to the Federal Power Commission and United Gas Pipe Line Company on October 29, 1976, requiring...


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