Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Oklahoma
340 U.S. 190 (1950)

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Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Oklahoma, 340 U.S. 190 (1950)

Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Oklahoma

No. 73

Argued November 9-10, 1950

Decided December 11, 1950

340 U.S. 190

Syllabus

Appellant is a producer of gas in an Oklahoma natural gas field, but does not purchase from other producers in that field. The gas which it produces is transported through its own facilities to Texas, where it processes the gas, utilizes or sells the byproducts, and sells the residue of natural gas to pipeline companies.

Held: orders of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission fixing a minimum wellhead price on all gas taken from the Oklahoma field, as applied to appellant, are not unreasonably vague, and are valid under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution. Pp. 340 U. S. 191-192.

203 Okla. 35, 220 P.2d 279, affirmed.

The validity under the Federal Constitution of orders of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission fixing a minimum wellhead price for gas taken from an Oklahoma natural gas field was sustained by the State Supreme Court as applied to appellant. 203 Okla. 35, 220 P.2d 279. On appeal to this Court, affirmed, p. 340 U. S. 192.

Page 340 U. S. 191

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