El Paso Energy and The Coastal Corp. announced through a jointproxy statement mailed Friday that special meetings of stockholderswill be held May 5 in Houston to vote on the proposed combinationof the two companies. Stockholders of record on March 17 will beeligible to vote. The merger was announced Jan. 18.

Aquila Energy is holding an open season for deferred deliveryservices at the Oasis Waha Hub in West Texas. The open season beginstoday and will extend through April 28. These services are beingoffered by The Exchange Center, an Aquila subsidiary. For additionalinformation about these services contact Mark Cook, vice president forThe Exchange Center, at (713) 336-7420; fax: (713) 336-7403; email: mcook@utilicorp.com, or connectto Aquila’s web site at www.aquilaenergy.com.

Oneok closed the previously announced sale of its 42.3% interestin the Indian Basin Gas Processing Plant and gathering system for$55 million to El Paso Field Services. Oneok originally acquiredthe interest in the plant, located in Eddy County, NM, when itacquired the gas properties of Western Resources.

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