CMS Energy Corp.’s Trunkline LNG Co. subsidiary announcedyesterday it has 41 committed cargoes to be delivered this year toits Lake Charles, LA, LNG terminal. The cargoes total nearly 110Bcf of LNG.

“We have more cargoes confirmed so far this year than have beendelivered in any year of the LNG terminal’s 17-year history,” saidChristopher A. Helms, president of Houston’s CMS Panhandle EasternPipe Line Co. “The most cargoes the terminal previously received ina year was 38 in 1983.”

Last year, the CMS terminal received 27 cargoes, and it had 17in 1998. Helms said he expects the delivery figure to continue torise as long as natural gas demand continues to grow. The LakeCharles terminal recently added BP Amoco as a new customer. “LNG isbecoming a larger and more important part of the country’s energysupply mix.”

The facility has a delivery capacity of up to 700 MMcf/d and canstore the equivalent of 2.3 tanker LNG deliveries, or about 6.3 Bcfof natural gas. With its connection to CMS Trunkline Gas Co.’sSouth Louisiana pipeline, the Lake Charles terminal has access to15 natural gas pipelines and the Henry Hub.

For information about the terminal, contact Bobby Gaspard at(713) 989-7644.

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