Canada

Trio Developing Midsize Distributed Generation

The Turbo Genset Co. Ltd.; DTE Energy Technologies, a subsidiaryof DTE Energy Co.; and Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. arepartnering to develop a 333 kW generator set targeted fordistributed generation for small to medium commercial andindustrial customers and micro-grids serving both residential andcommercial development projects.

March 14, 2000

Industry Brief

Courage Energy Inc., an oil and natural gas company withoperations in western Canada, announced yesterday a purchase of aninterest in producing wells and facilities in the Peace River Archarea of northern Alberta for $13.5 million. The seller wasundisclosed and Courage will now operate the property with 55%ownership. The acquisition will immediately add over 3 MMcf/d tothe company’s production. There are additional wells awaitingcompletion, and pipeline tie-in, which will add to these productionvolumes, Courage said. The purchase includes 28,000 acres (16,000acres net) of land and a comprehensive seismic database. Anindependent engineering report, prepared for the Vendor, hasassigned 14.1 Bcf of proved reserves and an additional 6.428 Bcf ofrisked probable reserves for a total 20.5 Bcf of establishedreserves. The scheduled date to close the acquisition is Feb. 28,with an effective date of Dec. 31.

February 8, 2000

Industry Briefs

Producer investment in Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB)natural gas is expected to grow from the $8 billion spent in 1998to just under $9 billion by 2001, which should add up to about a 6%hike or 3.1 Bcf/d in production and 3.4 Bcf/d in maximum peak daydeliverability over the 1998 to 2001 period, according to a surveyby the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI). The report notes”the WCSB is moving into a period of tighter supply/demandbalances,” in which lower than estimated spending could result insupply shortfalls, while higher spending could create a surplus.The group’s “1999 Canadian Natural Gas Producer Survey &Deliverability Outlook” sees export capacity from the basinpossibly exceeding market demand in the short-term. “For year 2001CERI’s required production estimate equates to an 89% averageannual load factor on ex-basin capacity, notably lower than the95-100% factors experienced since the mid-1990s.”

November 30, 1999

Canada Higher, Northeast Lower Amid General Flatness

Most cash prices were flat to a few cents higher Wednesday, butthere was considerable variation among specific market areas. Heavydrafting of the NOVA system led to increases of a dime or more inintra-Alberta quotes and at such related points as Sumas andStanfield. On the other hand, Appalachia/Northeast points werefalling by about a nickel or more after Northeast citygates haddisplayed the greatest price strength earlier in the week.Temperatures remained above freezing for the most part in theNortheast and Midwest, and warmer weather is predicted to startmoving in today.

November 18, 1999

TriState Seeks Hold on Troubled Project

TriState Pipeline L.L.C. last week asked FERC to place the U.S. portion of its Chicago-to-Canada project on indefinite hold, which only added more fuel to industry speculation that the project’s future is tenuous at best.

October 20, 1999

TransCanada’s CEO Resigns

After five years as head of one of Canada’s largest energycompanies, George Watson submitted his resignation to TransCanada’sboard of directors last week citing “personal reasons.” Theresignation, which becomes effective July 31, comes just weeksbefore the company plans to announce a structural shake-up,designed to support its strategic direction. No details of thereorganization are being divulged at this time, a company spokesmansaid.

July 19, 1999

TransCanada’s CEO Resigns, Reorganization Planned

After five years as head of one of Canada’s largest energy companies, George Watson submitted his resignation to TransCanada’s board of directors last week citing “personal reasons.” The resignation, which becomes effective July 31, comes just weeks before the company plans to announce a structural shake-up designed to support its strategic direction. No details of the reorganization are being divulged at this time, a company spokesman said.

July 19, 1999

Study: New Pipe Will Cut Eastern Canada’s Costs

Due to an expected rise in Alberta’s prices, eastern Canadiangas buyers will save up to 25% off their delivery costs byswitching suppliers, once the major ongoing pipeline expansionsfinish, a study jointly prepared by Energy ERA (Calgary) and A.E.Sharp & Associates (Toronto) said. The multi-client study,which involved a comprehensive evaluation of the entire NorthAmerican natural gas marketplace and focused on the continentalNortheast, said the savings are expected to begin in the 2000contract year and last until at least 2005. The largest savingsyear will be when the Alliance opens in 2001.

February 5, 1999

TriState Project Filed with NEB

Westcoast Energy said its subsidiary St. Clair Pipelinessubmitted an application to Canada’s National Energy Board forconstruction of the Canadian portion of the TriState PipelineProject. The project would provide 450 MMcf/d of new firmtransportation capacity from the Chicago Hub through Indiana andMichigan to the Dawn Hub in Ontario. Project partner CMS Energyfiled an application for the U.S. portion in November of last year.Westcoast has a 33.3% stake in TriState.

January 25, 1999

Westcoast Files TriState with NEB

Westcoast Energy said its subsidiary St. Clair Pipelinessubmitted an application to Canada’s National Energy Board forconstruction of the Canadian portion of the TriState PipelineProject, which would provide 450 MMcf/d of new firm transportationcapacity from the Chicago Hub through Indiana and Michigan to theDawn Hub in Ontario. Project partner CMS Energy filed anapplication for the U.S. portion in November of last year.Westcoast has a 33.3% stake in TriState.

January 22, 1999