Southern Liquid Gas Co. v. City of Dothan
In Southern Liquid Gas Co. v. City of Dothan, 253 Ala. 350, 354, 44 So. 2d 744, 747 (1950), the Court, holding that a gas company was not a "utility," wrote:
"An essential element of a utility is that it is both serving and is constituted to serve all the inhabitants in the area who comply with reasonable conditions. In the case at bar there is nothing to show that appellant was organized as a utility or is acting as such. The mere fact that it is 'a gas distributing company, distributing artificial gas by tanks, drums, cylinders or otherwise' does not show that it must do so upon compliance by its customer with certain conditions."