Unpublished Dispositionoxy Usa Inc., Petitioner, v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Respondent, 873 F.2d 408 (D.C. Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 873 F.2d 408 (D.C. Cir. 1989) May 9, 1989

Before HARRY T. EDWARDS, SILBERMAN and D.H. GINSBURG, Circuit Judges.

ORDER

PER CURIAM.


This cause came to be heard on a petition for review of orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and was briefed and argued orally by counsel for the parties. On consideration thereof, it is ORDERED by the Court that the petition for review is denied. FERC reasonably interpreted Sec. 154.94(h) (2) (ii) (C) to require contractual authorization for collection of the stated base rate. Section 1(b) of the agreement between OXY and Northern does not contain any such authorization, but rather, as FERC reasonably concluded, merely states that the parties will negotiate a rate at some future time. Nor does Sec. 1(g) of the agreement, which states only that Northern shall not be required to pay more than the maximum lawful price for any gas covered by the contract, contain the required contractual authorization, since an agreement to act within the bounds of the law is not an agreement to take any particular lawful course.

The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing. See D.C. Cir. Rule 15(b) (2).