Houston Industries Wholesale Energy Group, an affiliate ofHouston Lighting & Power, has signed a 10-year contract tosupply up to 50 Bcf to LGS Natural Gas, an affiliate of LouisianaGas Service Co., the largest distributor in the state.

The contract could bring in over $100 million. The gas will bedelivered by Houston Industries interstate pipeline, Noram GasTransmission, to a connection with LGS in West Monroe, LA. TheHouston Industries Wholesale Energy Group was created about a monthago in a restructuringthat put together the company’s gasmarketing, trading and transportation operations with its powerorigination function into one wholesale operation under CEO CharlesOglesby. Houston Lighting & Power is part of the separateretail operation.

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