UNITED FUEL GAS CO. V. HALLANAN, 257 U. S. 277 (1921)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United Fuel Gas Co. v. Hallanan, 257 U.S. 277 (1921)

United Fuel Gas Company v. Hallanan

No. 276

Argued November 9, 10, 1921

Decided December 12, 1921

257 U.S. 277


1. A writ of error sustained, following Eureka Pipe Line Co. v. Hallanan, ante, 257 U. S. 265. P. 257 U. S. 280.

2. Natural gas, collected and purchased by a pipeline company within a state and moving through its pipes, and the pipes of other companies to which it sells it, in continuous streams destined beyond the state, is a subject of interstate commerce, the transportation of which the state may not tax. P. 257 U. S. 280.

3. Held, that the interstate character of the gas so destined was not affected by the right of transporting companies to divert to local destinations or by the fact that smaller quantities for local delivery were commingled with the other, and the proportions between the two were not precisely fixed. P. 257 U. S. 281.

87 W.Va. 396 reversed; petition for certiorari dismissed.

Error to a judgment sustaining a tax in a suit by the plaintiff in error to restrain its enforcement. See the preceding case, ante, 257 U. S. 265. chanrobles.com-red

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