CMS Gas Transmission and Storage Co. said the Fort Union GasGathering partnership has secured all of the rights-of-waynecessary to construct its planned 106-mile natural gas gatheringsystem in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. CMS is the managingmember in the partnership, which also includes Enron Capital &Trade Resources Corp., Western Gas Resources and CIG Resources Co.

The $46 million project remains on schedule for a September 1999startup, CMS said. Fort Union will gather coal-bed methane from asfar north as 30 miles north of Gillette, WY, south to Glenrock, WY.It will also receive gas from CMS Gas Transmission and Storage’splanned northern gathering system to be located in the northernportion of Campbell County and Sheridan County. In addition toCIG’s Powder River lateral and K N Interstate’s system, Fort Unionwill also interconnect with Wyoming Interstate Company’s (WIC)proposed Medicine Bow lateral at Glenrock for redelivery to theCheyenne/Rockport Hub. Pending FERC approval, Medicine Bow isexpected to be in service by January 2000.

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