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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman
TORBERT M. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio
JOHN E. MOSS, California

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina
JOHN D, DINGELL, Michigan

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas
FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

JOHN Y. MCCOLLISTER, Nebraska
W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia NORMAN F. LENT, New York
BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

H. JOHN HEINZ III, Pennsylvania
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois
JAMES W. SYMINGTON, Missouri

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California
CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey
RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois
GOODLOE E. BYRON, Maryland
JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York
RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado
PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana
WILLIAM M. BRODHEAD, Michigan
W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina
JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey
ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut
JIM SANTINI, Nevada
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, A88istant Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

JOHN E. MOSS, California, Chairman
RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas
ROBERT KRUEGER, Texas

NORMAN F. LENT, New York
ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois
JIM SANTINI, Nevada

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey
W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, Georgia

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio
JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

(ex officio)
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia
(ex officio)

MICHAEL R. LEMOV, Chief Counsel
MICHAEL F. BARRETT, Senior Counsel
MARK J. Raabe, Senior Counsel

BRADLEY D. STAM, Counsel
John R. GALLOWAY, Special Assistant
BENJAMIN M. SMETHURST, Special A 88istant

HILLARY ODEN, Petroleum Engineer
DIANE G. KIRCHENBAUER, Staff A88istant

Lisa C. WILES, Staff Assistant
BERNARD J. WUNDER, Jr., Minority Counsel

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CONTENTS

[The same table of contents appears in parts 1 and 2)

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Power Commission -

Florio, Hon. James J.,
of New Jersey

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Part 2

June 27, 1975.

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July 14, 1975.

1007

July 21, 1975.

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Testimony of-

Allen, Francis C., Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power

Commission.

Anderson, Kenneth C., Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition,

Federal Trade Commission.

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Baker, Frank E., geologist, Planning and Development Division,
Boyd, Ellis R., head, Planning and Special Projects Section, Bureau
of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission...

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General Counsel,

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Cornelius, Frederick D., Chief, Systems Operations Division, Bureau

of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission.

Federal Power Com-

Drennan, Lorin H., Chief, Office of Accounting and Finance, Federal

a Representative in Congress from the State

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Frandsen, Richard A., trial attorney, Office of General Counsel,

Federal Power Commission---

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Gavin, Emmett J., Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Power Com-

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Herbert, Bill, industry economist, Planning and Development Divi-

sion, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission.--- 1027, 1553

Hughes, Hon. William J., a Represe tive in Congress from the

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Johnson, Ralph A., industry economist, Office of Economics, Federal

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Journey, Drexel D., General Counsel, Federal Power Commission. 1027, 1553

Koves, Scott E., trial attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal

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Lewnes, George P., Assistant General Counsel, Federal Power Com-
Lloyd, Hon. Marilyn, a Representative in Congress from the State

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Lytle, Theodore, Jr., attorney, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade

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MacGregor, Stephen, attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal

Power Commission..

Monroe, William L., mathematical statistician, Planning and Develop-

ment Division, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Com-

Mulholland, Joseph P., economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal

Trade Commission..

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missjon.

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merce.

Testimony of—Continued
Murphy, Bob G., manager of production, Gulf of Mexico region, Page
Cities Service Oil Co., Houston, Tex--

862, 917, 925 Nassikas, Hon. John N., Chairman, Federal Power Commission - 1027, 1553 Oden, Hillary A., staff petroleum engineer, Subcommittee on Over

sight and Investigations, Interstate and Foreign Commerce Com-
mittee..

923 Oliver, Don, production operations manager, Gulf of Mexico region, Cities Service Oil Co., Houston, Tex---

862, 917, 925 Penn, Homer J., counsel, Mitchell Energy Corp., Houston, Tex

508 Perdue, Robert W., Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.-

1027, 1553 Salop, Joanne, economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.

606 Schwartz, David S., Washington, D.C..

961 Settles, Wayne, regional petroleum engineer, Cities Service Oil Co., Houston, Tex...

915 Sipple, John, attorney, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission..

6 Smethurst, Benjamin M., special assistant, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

471, 551, 808 Smith, Don S., Vice Chairman, Federal Power Commission.

1027 Smith, Russell H., assistant general counsel, Cities Service Oil Co., Tulsa, Okla...

862 Solters, Joseph J., Assistant to the Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission.

1027, 1553 Springer, William L., Commissioner, Federal Power Commission. 1027, 1553 Stevenson, Rodney E., Ph. D., adjunct assistant professor, Michigan State University-

1641 Tebbs, Marion, petroleum engineer, Mitchell Energy Offshore Corp-- 549

561, 578 Thorell, Russell D., Deputy Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission..

1027, 1553 Vernon, Paul, operations manager, Progress Marine, Inc., Lafayette, La.

849 Wald, Haskell P., Chief, Office of Economics, Federal Power Commission.--

1027 Walker, Sidney T., vice president of continental operations, Mitchell Energy Corp., Houston, Tex..

508, 550, 555, 561, 579 Webb, William L., Director, Office of Public Information, Federal Power Commission..

1027, 1553 Welland, Philip, attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.

1027, 1553 Wright, Lundy R., Chief, Pipeline and Producer Rates Division, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission.--

1027, 1553 Zareski, Gordon K., Chief, Planning and Development Division, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power Commission.-

1027, 1553 Material submitted for the record—June 9, 1975: Federal Trade Commission:

AGA Committee and Subcommittee on Natural Gas Reserves
(roster)----

416
API Committee on Reserves and Productive Capacity (member-
ship and subcommittees)

389 Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Exhibit A-Memorandum dated March 25, 1975, from Messrs.

Lytle, Sipple, Greenbaum, Pool, and Dick, attorneys, Bureau
of Competition, FTC, to the Commission re American Gas
Association, et al., File No. 711-0042_.

12 Exhibit B-Excerpts from memorandum dated April 1975, from

Lytle, Sipple, Granfield, and Smith to Malverson, Anderson,
Scherer, and Glassman re staff response and suggestions re-

garding American Gas Association, et al., File No. 711 0042---- 168 Exhibit C-Chart 1. U.S. natural gas reserves.

216 Exhibit D—Pages 50–55 of the FTC first draft complaint memorandum-1975.

226 Exhibit E: Subpena duces tecum sent to 47 companies.-

241 Page 252 279

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reserves

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456

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Material submitted for the record-June 9, 1975 - Continued
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce -Continued
Exhibit E-Continued

Natural Gas Survey report sent to 61 companies...

Coal survey report sent to 108 companies..
Exhibit EE—Testimony of James T. Halverson, Director, Bureau

of Competition, FTC, commenting on FTC activities in the
energy industry, before the Subcommittee on Energy and
Power, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, March
21, 1975...
Letter dated March 23, 1972, from Gordon Gooch, General

Counsel, FPC, to Senator Warren G. Magnuson, re challenge
of the testimony of Alan S. Ward, Director, Bureau of Competi-
tion, Federal Trade Commission, on S. 2405 before the Senate

Committee on Commerce, March 22, 1972.
Letter dated August 20, 1974, from Leonard W. Fish, senior vice

president, planning, American Gas Association, to Federal

Power Commission, re response to FPC study on natural gas
Letter dated July 18, 1975, from Warren M. Sparks, regional

attorney, Gulf Oil Co.-United States, to Chairman Moss re ex

hibit D-FTC first draft complaint memorandum.--
Letter dated August 8, 1975, from A. T. Biggers, associate general

counsel, Continental Oil Co., to Chairman Moss re exhibit

D-FTC first draft complaint memorandum.
Memorandum dated November 19, 1970, from Thomas J. Joyce,

Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, to Chairman Nassikas re com-
parison of offshore Federal domain reserves as reported in Staff

Exhibit No. 31-A and as estimated by AGA..
Memorandum dated July 29, 1975, from Bradley Stam, sub-

committee counsel, to Chairman Moss re similarities between
API reporting of crude oil reserves and AGA reporting of

natural gas reserve data.---
Material submitted for the record—June 13, 1975:
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce:

Definition of “days lost”.
Exhibit A-FPC subpena and certificate of service, Mitchell's

motion to quash, order denying motion to quash, application

for subpena..
Exhibit B-Letter dated February 19, 1975, from Mitchell to

Transco.
Exhibit C-Subpena to Mitchell dated April 17, 1975.-
Exhibit D— Letter dated January 18, 1974, from Smith Industries

to Mitchell with attached equipment specifications and pur

chase order dated Febuary 26, 1974.
Exhibit E-Deck fabrication contract dated May 1, 1975, be-

tween Mitchell and McDermott..
Exhibit F-Letter dated July 30, 1974, from S. T. Walker, vice

president, continental operations, Mitchell Energy Offshore
Corp., to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp., re 22-L pro-
duction platform, block 23-L field, Offshore Jefferson Co.,

Texas High Island Area -
Exhibit G-Letter dated October 7, 1974, from S. T. Walker,

vice president, continental operations, Mitchell Energy Corp.,
to Diamond Shamrock Oil & Gas Co., re revised AFE for 22-L

production platform, High Island Area...
Exhibit H-Weekly progress reports from September 5, 1974

through February 7, 1975, Mitchell Energy 4-Pile production

platform, Job No. 54380..
Exhibit HH-Letter dated August 27, 1974, from Mr. Morrow,

production engineer, J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., to Mr.
Tebbs of Mitchell Energy Offshore Corp., transmitting progress

reports re 4-Pile production platform, Job No. 54380
Exhibit I-Memorandum dated February 4, 1975, from Mr.

Tebbs to Mr. Watson re 22-L platform...
Exhibit J-Letter dated March 17, 1975, unsigned, to Mr.

Tebbs, Mitchell Energy Offshore Corp., re purchase order
No. 0540..

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609

610

Material submitted for the record—June 13, 1975–Continued

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce-Continued
Exhibit K-Letters dated August 19, 1974 and September 12,

1974, from J. H. Nichols, Smith Industries, Inc., to Mr. Tebbs

of Mitchell, re clycol dehydration unit for platform No. 22-L.. Exhibit L-Revision order accounts Nos. 610, 620, 630, 640,

and 650, and letter dated October 22, 1974, from Mitchell to

McDermott.
Exhibit M—Interoffice correspondence, dated December 12,

1974, from Mr. Morrow to Mr. Quick re Mitchell Energy
Offshore Corp., Job No. 54380, extra work force account

and revision order accounts Nos. 660, 670, and 680..
Exhibit N-Letter dated March 28, 1974, from J. E. Coventon,

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., to John E. Watson,
Mitchell Energy Offshore Corp., re gas purchase contract
dated March 19, 1974-High Island Area Block 22-L Field,

Offshore Jefferson County, Tex..
Exhibit 0–Memorandum dated June 6, 1974, from C. H.

Mullendore, Jr., Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., to
all CD, ACQ, G, OG, and firm industrial customers of Transco
re current projection comparing gas available with system firm

requirements and the resulting deficiency -
Subcommittee staff memorandum, Mitchell Energy Offshore

Corp., High Island Block 22-L.-
Material submitted for the record-June 26, 1975:
Federal Trade Commission:

Attachments to Mr. Mulholland and Miss Salop's prepared
statement:
Aggregate pattern of AGA-PRL differences (West Delta

27 deleted) for years 1966–70..
Reserve comparison for Gulf's West Delta 27 field for years

1966-70.-
Letter dated July 9, 1975, from Joanne Salop, economist, FTC,

to Chairman Moss re clarification of interpretation of a certain
portion of John C. Jacobs' testimony before the FPC in AR

69-1...
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Committee on Inter-
state and Foreign Commerce:
Exhibit F-Memorandum dated April 16, 1975, from Messrs.

Scherer, Folsom, and Glassman, Bureau of Economics, FTC,
to the Commission re American Gas Association, et al., File
No. 711 0042; recommendation that no complaint issue and

that reports by the Bureau of Economics be authorized.
Exhibit G-Memorandum dated April 17, 1975, from Mul-

holland and Salop, Bureau of Economics, FTC, to the Com-
mission re American Gas Association, et al., File No. 711 0042;
recommendation: That no complaint be issued against the

American Gas Association, et al.-
Exhibit H-Memorandum dated May 28, 1975, from Mul-

holland and Salop, Bureau of Economics, FTC, to Com-
mission re American Gas Association, et al., File No. 711 0042;
comment on Mr. Halverson's May 14, 1975 memo to the

Commission...
Exhibit -Letter dated June 26, 1975, from Frank C. Allen,

Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, FTC, to Mr. Wunder, minority
staff counsel, with two enclosures: Memo to Chief, Bureau of
Natural Gas, from Frederick Cornelius, dated June 24, 1975,
in reference to Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competi-
tion, staff memo_dated March 25, 1975, re: American Gas
Assn., File No. 711 0042; and memo to Frank Allen from
Wayne Thompson, dated June 25, 1975, in reference to hear-
ings of House Oversight Committee; Committee of Interstate

and Foreign Commerce.
Exhibit J-Memorandum dated May 14, 1975, from James T.

Halverson, Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC, to the
Commission re American Gas Association, et al., File No.
711 0042.

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