Corp. of Columbus, OH, plans to go international withits Internet site on the World Wide Web. The global enhancement on-line will evolve through a series of strategicpartnerships and joint ventures. “Rapid expansion of our businessto capture the international opportunities is a key part of theoverall plan for,” said Paul Feldman, chairman. “We seethe international market as a natural extension of the capabilitieswe have in place for the U.S. market.”

“Providing consumer access to a broad range of energy resources,as well as energy-related products and services, is the primaryfocus of our Internet business. This is not limited to consumers inthe United States. Many international energy customers already havea choice of energy suppliers, while still others will experiencechoice in the future,” said Thomas L. Ulry, president.

The international aspects of will be developed onegeographic region at a time by establishing strategic partnershipswith well-positioned companies in various countries.’spartners will bring local expertise with area natural gas andelectric providers, and energy-related product and servicesuppliers. Like the current web site, theseinternational segments will allow consumers to buy products,arrange services and contract with energy providers on-line.

Joe Fisher, Houston

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