H.R. 7264 (97th): A bill to amend the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 to provide that interstate pipelines be subject to a prudence standard for their natural gas purchases in order to pass through the cost of such purchases to their customers if the pipelines are not subject competition for sales to their customers.


Oct 1, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 1, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Allen Ertel

Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 to prohibit an interstate pipeline from passing on to its customers cost increases in the natural gas it purchases from its suppliers ... Read more >

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Oct 1, 1982

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19 cosponsors (13D, 6R) (show)
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