Unable to Turn a Profit, PG&E Unloads Texas Assets

The assets serve all major metropolitan areas, the largest industrialload centers, and numerous natural gas trading hubs, El Paso said. Theyare also well positioned to serve many of the state’s existing and plannedgas-fired electric generation facilities. Included in the transaction are8,500 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines that transport approximately2.8 Bcf/d, nine processing plants that currently process 1.5 Bcf/d, anda 7.2 Bcf natural gas storage field. The transaction also includes significantnatural gas liquids pipelines and fractionation facilities.

February 7, 2000

PG&E Unloads TX Liquids and Gathering Assets

After three years of attempts to generate profitability from itsTexas gathering and liquids businesses, PG&E National EnergyGroup finally threw in the towel yesterday and announced the saleof these assets to El Paso Energy Field Services for $840 millionin stock and debt.

February 1, 2000
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