Richfield Oil Corporation

54 Cal. 2d 419 (1960), 354 P.2d 4

In a landmark decision, the Court reversed a Commission order asserting jurisdiction over Petitioner, concluding that while petitioner might be characterized as a “gas corporation” pursuant to the literal text of Section 221, it had not dedicated its property to the public in a fashion which would cause it to be deemed to be a public utility pursuant to Section 216.  A corollary holding is found in Television Transmission Inc., Para. 96, infra).

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