PETITION FOR REVIEW (PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION)
Robert L. Kendall, Jr., Joan O. Brandeis, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, and Thomas E. Hirsch, III, Chadbourne & Parke, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.
Kenneth Zielonis, Norman James Kennard, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Harrisburg, Craig Burgraff, Philip McClelland, Asst. Consumer Advocates, Harrisburg, for Industrial Gas Corp.
Charles R. Cornelius, Farrell, for Sharon Steel Corp.
Michael W. Gang, John H. Isom, Jesse A. Dillon, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Harrisburg, for National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.
Lawrence F. Barth, Asst. Counsel, John F. Povilaits, Deputy Chief Counsel, Daniel P. Delaney, Chief Counsel, Veronica A. Smith, Deputy Chief Counsel, Harrisburg, for respondent.
Crumlish, Jr., President Judge, McGinley and Narick, Senior Judge.
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Cytemp Specialty Steel Division, Cyclops Corporation et al. (Cytemp) appeal that portion of a Pennsylvania Utility Commission (Commission) order upholding National Fuel Gas Distribution's (National Fuel) Rate Schedule BP proposed in Supplement No. 9 to Tariff Gas-Pa. PUC No. 7. National Fuel has subsequently filed Supplement No. 22 to
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Tariff Gas-Pa. PUC No. 7 revising Rate Schedule BP and now moves to quash Cytemp's appeal as moot. We deny National Fuel's motion to quash and vacate and remand.
National Fuel provides gas sales and transportation service to industrial customers in northwestern Pennsylvania. Cytemp, lead petitioner in this litigation, is one of several customers in the large volume industrial service rate class (LVIS) who take only a portion of their annual gas requirements from National Fuel. These customers' remaining gas needs are supplied through "bypass" facilities that enable them to purchase additional gas volumes over privately owned pipelines from independent suppliers. However, as long ...