Sempra Energy Trading announced it has relocated its corporateheadquarters to Stamford, CT, from Greenwich. The energy marketersigned a 10-year-lease on a 35,000 square-foot renovated warehousein Commerce Park. The new space is nearly double the size ofSempra’s former offices and features a 15,000-square-foot tradingfloor. “It is large enough to accommodate our future growth plans,”said David Messer, president of Sempra Energy Trading. Thewarehouse space was transformed easily into a trading floor due toits high ceilings, open space and heavy power supply, he added. Therenovations included the addition of a new trading floor, offices,conference rooms, cafeteria and library. Currently, the newheadquarters houses 153 employees. Formerly known as AIG Trading,Sempra Energy Trading adopted its current name when it was jointlyacquired by Sempra Energy (formed by the merger of Enova Corp. andPacific Enterprises) in August 1997.

Transportation Notes

Effective yesterday, Nova Gas Transmission system tolerancechanged to 0/-20% due to a high pressure situation in the North andover-pressuring in the East and current pack rate.

TransCanada said a curtailment-causing Empress Borderrestriction on Nova Gas Transmission continues for today’s gas dayand could be in effect tomorrow, too. “Really, it’s just aday-to-day thing,” a spokesman said. The restriction is due to theplanned Princess outage.

Nova said based on forecasts from connecting pipelines, today’sEast Gate Firm Service will be restricted to 91.9%.

Florida Gas Transmission said it is continuing to receive poorquality gas in zones 1, 2, and 3. The gas contains highconcentration of hexane and heavier components which are causingoperational problems.

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