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NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT OF 1978
AN ACT For the relief of Joe Cortina of Tampa, Florida. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
[Private relief matter relating to Joe Cortina not shown.]
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978”.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I-WELLHEAD PRICING
Subtitle A-Wellhead Price Controls
Sec. 101. Inflation adjustment; other general price ceiling rules.
the Outer Continental Shelf.
Subtitle B—Decontrol of Certain Natural Gas Prices
Sec. 121. Elimination of price controls for certain natural gas sales.
TITLE II—INCREMENTAL PRICING
Sec. 201. Industrial boiler fuel use.
Subtitle A-Emergency Authorities
Subtitle B-Other Authorities and Requirements Sec. 311. Authorization of certain sales and transportation. Sec. 312. Assignment of contractual rights to receive surplus natural gas. Sec. 313. Effect of certain natural gas prices on indefinite price escalator clauses. Sec. 314. Clauses prohibiting certain sales, transportation, and commingling. Sec. 315. Contract duration; right of first refusal; filing of contracts and agree
TITLE IV-NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENT POLICIES Sec. 401. Natural gas for essential agricultural uses. Sec. 402. Natural gas for essential industrial process and feedstock uses. Sec. 403. Establishment and implementation of agricultural and industrial prior
ities. Sec. 404. Limitation on revoking or amending certain pre-1969 certificates of public
convenience and necessity.
TITLE VI-ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND REVIEW
TITLE VI–COORDINATION WITH THE NATURAL GAS ACT; EFFECT ON
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
(1) NATURAL GAS.— The term “natural gas” means either natural gas unmixed, or any mixture of natural and artificial gas.
(2) WELL.—The term “well” means any well for the discovery or production of natural gas, crude oil, or both. (3) NEW WELL.—The term “new well” means any well
(A) the surface drilling of which began on or after February 19, 1977; or
(B) the depth of which was increased, by means of drilling on or after February 19, 1977, to a completion location which is located at least 1,000 feet below the depth of the deepest completion location of such well attained before
February 19, 1977. (4) OLD WELL.—The term “old well” means any well other than a new well. (5) MARKER WELL.
(A) GENERAL RULE.—The term “marker well” means any well from which natural gas was produced in commercial quantities at any time after January 1, 1970, and before April 20, 1977
(B) NEW WELLS.—The term “marker well” does not include any new well under paragraph (3)(A) but includes any new well under paragraph (3)(B) if such well qualifies as a marker well under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.