William A. (Andy) Lang has joined Coast Energy Group (CEG), aSugar Land, TX division of CornerStone Propane Partners L.P., aspresident and COO. Lang most recently directed activities of MHPStorage as head of NiSource’s EnergyUSA-TPC affiliate. Prior tothat he was a managing director of Southern Co. Energy Marketingand senior vice president at Vastar Resources. Coast Energy, a fullservice energy solutions company, supplies, purchases, processesand markets over 48,000 b/d of natural gas liquids.

Kevin Fox has recently been named senior vice president andgeneral manager of Aquila Energy, commodity services group. Hisresponsibilities include gas and power trading and origination, aswell as Aquila’s carbon business center and weather derivativesbusiness. Fox had been vice president and portfolio manager forelectricity trading.

The board of directors of Sempra Energy Friday announced thatStephen L. Baum, vice chairman, president and CEO, has beenappointed chairman of the company. Baum, 59, succeeds formerChairman Richard D. Farman, who retired. Baum has served as SempraEnergy’s CEO since June 2000. Prior to the 1998 merger of EnovaCorp., parent of San Diego Gas & Electric, with PacificEnterprises, parent of Southern California Gas, Baum served aschairman of Enova.

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