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2006 News Releases

January

01/03/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S YEAR-END EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
01/05/2006  DUKE ENERGY DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
01/09/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES SALE OF DENA POWER GENERATION ASSETS TO LS POWER
01/09/2006  RON JONES NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT NUCLEAR OPERATIONS
01/09/2006  BRUCE HAMILTON NAMED OCONEE NUCLEAR STATION VICE PRESIDENT
01/25/2006  UNION GAS MAKES $450,000 COMMITMENT TO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH

February

02/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY REPORTS YEAR-END AND FOURTH QUARTER 2005 RESULTS
02/01/2006  GULFSTREAM NATURAL GAS SYSTEM L.L.C. SETS OPEN SEASON FOR PROPOSED EXPANSION
02/02/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND CINERGY ANNOUNCE SPECIAL MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS TO APPROVE MERGER
02/02/2006  CENTERPOINT ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION & DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION ANNOUNCE EXCEPTIONAL OPEN SEASON INTEREST IN SOUTHEAST U.S. PIPELINE PROJECT
02/08/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND CINERGY ANNOUNCE NRC APPROVALS RELATED TO MERGER
02/23/2006  WESTCOAST ENERGY AND UNION GAS DECLARE DIVIDENDS
02/27/2006  UNION GAS APPLIES FOR RATE REDUCTION TO REFLECT LOWER NATURAL GAS PRICES

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March

03/06/2006  DUKE ENERGY TO WEBCAST SPECIAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING ON MARCH 10
03/07/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CEO TO SPEAK AT RBC CAPITAL MARKETS' ENERGY CONFERENCE
03/09/2006  DUKE ENERGY COMMENCES CONSENT SOLICITATION RELATED TO FIRST AND REFUNDING MORTGAGE BONDS
03/10/2006  DUKE ENERGY SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE CINERGY MERGER
03/15/2006  INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORS APPROVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON CINERGY, DUKE MERGER
03/16/2006  DUKE POWER SELECTS CHEROKEE COUNTY SITE FOR NUCLEAR PLANT APPLICATION
03/16/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION: LEBANON EAST OPEN SEASON DRAWS SIGNIFICANT MARKET INTEREST
03/17/2006  DUKE ENERGY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES CONSENT SOLICITATION RELATED TO FIRST AND REFUNDING MORTGAGE BONDS
03/23/2006  BUSINESS CUSTOMERS RANK DUKE POWER HIGHEST IN THE SOUTH AND IN THE NATION IN OVERALL SATISFACTION
03/27/2006  GULFSTREAM NATURAL GAS SYSTEM REACHES FIRM TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
03/27/2006  DUKE ENERGY ACCEPTS MERGER ORDER FROM NORTH CAROLINA REGULATORS; DUKE ENERGY/CINERGY MERGER TO CLOSE ON APRIL 1
03/29/2006  DUKE ENERGY INCREASES OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN PERU FACILITY

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April

04/03/2006  DUKE ENERGY, CINERGY COMPLETE MERGER
04/04/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESENTATION BY DUKE ENERGY CFO AT SOUTHEAST INVEST CONFERENCE TO BE WEBCAST APRIL 6
04/04/2006  DUKE ENERGY DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
04/05/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION PLANS EXPANSION OF ITS TEXAS EASTERN SYSTEM; SHIPPERS SIGN LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS TO SERVE NORTHEAST MARKETS
04/06/2006  DUKE ENERGY RELEASES DETAILS OF CEO COMPENSATION PACKAGE
04/11/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
04/12/2006  DUKE ENERGY DONATES $12,500 TO STORM RELIEF EFFORTS IN TENNESSEE
04/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION PLANS EXPANSION OF ITS ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ON CAPE COD
04/28/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION ANNOUNCES OPEN SEASON FOR THREE SALT CAVERN STORAGE FACILITIES

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May

05/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC SCHOLARS FOR 2006
05/02/2006  DUKE ENERGY REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2006 RESULTS
05/01/2006  ADAMAS ENERGY ACQUIRES UNITS FROM DUKE ENERGY GENERATION SERVICES
05/04/2006  DUKE ENERGY COMPLETES SALE OF WHOLESALE GENERATION ASSETS TO LS POWER
05/08/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES CONVERSION RATE ADJUSTMENT FOR 1.75 PERCENT CONVERTIBLE NOTES
05/09/2006  PEREGRINE FALCON EGGS HATCH AT DUKE ENERGY'S MIAMI FORT STATION
05/09/2006  WESTCOAST ENERGY AND UNION GAS DECLARE DIVIDENDS
05/12/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXIT COMMERCIAL MARKETING AND TRADING BUSINESS
05/12/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION'S GUY BUCKLEY TO SPEAK AT WACHOVIA SECURITIES LNG CONFERENCE ON MAY 16
05/15/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING
05/16/2006  MARITIMES & NORTHEAST PIPELINE CONNECTS VITAL NEW LNG SUPPLY
05/16/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND TWO LOCAL KENTUCKY COMMUNITIES PARTNER WITH RETAILERS IN ENERGY SAVING PROJECT
05/18/2006  DUKE ENERGY SIGNS WHOLESALE CONTRACT WITH NORTH CAROLINA COOPERATIVES
05/18/2006  UNITED WAY OF AMERICA RECOGNIZES DUKE ENERGY AS RECIPIENT OF SUMMIT AWARD
05/20/2006  UNUSUAL EVENT AT CATAWBA NUCLEAR STATION
05/22/2006  DUKE ENERGY TO ACQUIRE ROCKINGHAM POWER PLANT FROM DYNEGY
05/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY CONSIDERING JOINT VENTURE PARTNER FOR CRESCENT RESOURCES
05/30/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY PRESIDENT AND CEO JAMES E. ROGERS TO SPEAK AT SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN'S ANNUAL STRATEGIC DECISIONS CONFERENCE
05/31/2006  DUKE ENERGY KENTUCKY TO SEEK ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE
05/31/2006  GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL NATURAL GAS SERVICE TO PROGRESS ENERGY

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June

06/01/2006  CENTERPOINT ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION AND DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION PROPOSE MAJOR PIPELINE TO LINK ONSHORE SUPPLIES TO PREMIUM EASTERN MARKETS
06/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY EMPLOYEES GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITIES DURING GLOBAL SERVICE EVENT
06/02/2006  DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS' GENERATION STRATEGY MOVES FORWARD WITH PLANS TO MODERNIZE CLIFFSIDE PLANT
06/12/2006  UNION GAS SET TO EXPAND ITS DAWN TO TRAFALGAR PIPELINE SYSTEM
06/20/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY PRESIDENT AND CEO JAMES E. ROGERS TO SPEAK AT 16TH ANNUAL WACHOVIA SECURITIES EQUITY CONFERENCE
06/21/2006  JIM ROGERS ELECTED EEI CHAIRMAN; JEFF STERBA AND DAVID RATCLIFFE TO SERVE AS VICE-CHAIRMEN
06/26/2006  TEXAS EASTERN TRANSMISSION PROPOSES MARKET AREA CROSSING PROJECT TO MOVE WESTERN NATURAL GAS SUPPLIES TO THE NORTHEAST
06/27/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES SALE OF COMMERCIAL MARKETING AND TRADING BUSINESS TO FORTIS
06/28/2006  DUKE ENERGY INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND $0.01 PER SHARE
06/28/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SEPARATE GAS, POWER BUSINESSES

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July

07/10/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
07/19/2006  DUKE ENERGY ASKS CAROLINAS CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY
07/21/2006  UNION GAS OFFERS NEW SERVICES TO MEET NEEDS OF NATURAL GAS POWER PRODUCERS
07/25/2006  ALLIANCE PIPELINE, DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION AND NJR PIPELINE COMPANY SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO BUILD ''LEBANON CONNECTOR'' PIPELINE
07/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY HONORS FIVE WITH ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD
07/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY HONORS THREE EMPLOYEES WITH PINNACLE AWARD
07/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY HONORS THREE EMPLOYEES WITH ROBINSON AWARD
07/31/2006  DUKE ENERGY RENEWS COMMITMENT TO SMART ENERGY USE; CEO ROGERS UNVEILS NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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August

08/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY CUSTOMERS IN INDIANA SET RECORD FOR ELECTRICITY USE
08/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY ASKS CAROLINAS CUSTOMERS TO HELP SAVE POWER
08/03/2006  DUKE ENERGY OHIO SEEKS EXTENSION OF RATE PLAN THROUGH 2010
08/03/2006  DUKE ENERGY REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2006 RESULTS
08/11/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY PROVIDES ONLINE POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION
08/14/2006  CATAWBA-WATEREE RELICENSING PROCESS HERALDED AS A SUCCESS
08/23/2006  SOUTHEAST SUPPLY HEADER SIGNS ANCHOR SHIPPER
08/25/2006  DUKE ENERGY CONTRIBUTES $200,000 TO GULF COAST REBUILDING EFFORT
08/29/2006  WOOD DUCKS BANDED AT EAST BEND STATION
08/30/2006  DUKE ENERGY INDIANA TO PURCHASE WIND POWER
08/31/2006  DUKE ENERGY COMMITTING $2.5 MILLION FOR CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
08/31/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO SPEAK AT LEHMAN BROTHERS CEO ENERGY/POWER CONFERENCE

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September

09/05/2006  UNION GAS ANNOUNCES BINDING OPEN SEASONS FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
09/07/2006  DUKE ENERGY FILES SEC DOCUMENTS ON GAS / ELECTRIC SEPARATION
09/07/2006  DUKE ENERGY, VECTREN SEEK PERMIT FOR CLEAN COAL POWER PLANT
09/08/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND MORGAN STANLEY REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE A JOINT VENTURE REGARDING CRESCENT RESOURCES
09/08/2006  EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM NAMED FOR DUKE ENERGY'S NEW STAND-ALONE GAS BUSINESS
09/12/2006  RUTH SHAW TO RETIRE FROM DUKE ENERGY NEXT YEAR
09/13/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
09/15/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR STAND-ALONE ELECTRIC COMPANY
09/18/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY PRESIDENT AND CEO JAMES E. ROGERS TO SPEAK AT BANK OF AMERICA'S 36TH ANNUAL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
09/20/2006  DUKE ENERGY SEEKS TO ENSURE COST RECOVERY FOR THE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW NUCLEAR PLANT
09/21/2006  DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS BREAKS GROUND ON $425 MILLION ALLEN STEAM STATION EMISSIONS ''SCRUBBER''
09/25/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S JAMES E. ROGERS, FRED J. FOWLER TO PARTICIPATE IN MERRILL LYNCH POWER & GAS LEADERS CONFERENCE
09/29/2006  ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE NEW SUPPLIES TO HIGH-GROWTH NORTHEAST U.S. MARKETS

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October

10/02/2006  DUKE ENERGY COMPLETES SALE OF COMMERCIAL MARKETING AND TRADING BUSINESS TO FORTIS
10/06/2006  DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES ANNOUNCES NEW NAME: DCP MIDSTREAM
10/06/2006  FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF ISLANDER EAST
10/10/2006  LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS CONTINUE FOR DUKE ENERGY'S POST-SPIN GAS BUSINESS
10/17/2006  DUKE ENERGY TO WEBCAST ANNUAL MEETING ON OCT. 24
10/24/2006  DUKE ENERGY ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS COMPANY'S TRANSITION FROM ENERGY 'SUPERSTORE' TO TWO PURE-PLAY POWERHOUSES
10/24/2006  DUKE ENERGY DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
10/24/2006  UNION GAS SEES STRONG DEMAND FOR NATURAL GAS STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
10/26/2006  MARITIMES AND NORTHEAST PIPELINE COMMENCES CONSENT SOLICITATION
10/26/2006  DUKE ENERGY KENTUCKY REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE
10/30/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS SPIN-OFF TO BE NAMED ''SPECTRA ENERGY''
10/30/2006  DUKE ENERGY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT FOR INDIANA OPERATIONS
10/31/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION'S JEWELL RIDGE PIPELINE PLACED INTO SERVICE

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November

11/01/2006  STATEMENT FROM DUKE ENERGY CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER REGARDING 'NEW SOURCE REVIEW' CASE BEFORE U.S. SUPREME COURT
11/01/2006  THE DUKE ENERGY/CSX HOLIDAY TRAIN CELEBRATES 61 YEARS
11/03/2006  DUKE ENERGY REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2006 RESULTS
11/06/2006  GULFSTREAM DISTRIBUTES ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS
11/08/2006  DUKE ENERGY INDIANA TO PURCHASE, CLEAN FORMER INDUSTRIAL SITE
11/08/2006  WESTCOAST ENERGY AND UNION GAS DECLARE DIVIDENDS
11/09/2006  NATURAL GAS SHIPPERS EXPRESS SIGNIFICANT INTEREST IN ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION'S ''EAST-TO-WEST EXPANSION'' PROJECT
11/10/2006  DUKE ENERGY COMPLETES PURCHASE OF ROCKINGHAM POWER PLANT FROM DYNEGY
11/16/2006  SPECTRA ENERGY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
11/20/2006  DUKE ENERGY INCOME FUND DECLARES NOVEMBER DISTRIBUTION
11/28/2006  DUKE ENERGY GIVES $2.5 MILLION TO LOW-INCOME ENERGY FUND
11/28/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND SPECTRA ENERGY ANNOUNCE 2007 ONGOING EPS EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE TARGETS; INVESTOR ''ROAD SHOWS'' EXPECTED IN DECEMBER
11/29/2006  DUKE ENERGY CONTRIBUTES $50,000 TO THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
11/29/2006  DUKE ENERGY UPDATES PLAN TO MEET GROWING CUSTOMER POWER DEMAND IN THE CAROLINAS
11/30/2006  CLEAN COAL INDIANA PROJECT SELECTED FOR $133 MILLION IN FEDERAL TAX INCENTIVES
11/30/2006  DUKE ENERGY'S EDWARDSPORT AND CLIFFSIDE ADVANCED COAL PROJECTS AWARDED $258.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL TAX CREDITS

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December

12/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY, PAUL ANDERSON HONORED AT GLOBAL ENERGY AWARDS
12/01/2006  DUKE ENERGY INDIANA TO SELL WABASH RIVER STATION UNIT #1
12/04/2006  MEDIA ADVISORY: DUKE ENERGY'S JIM ROGERS AND DAVID HAUSER TO HOST COMPANY ROAD SHOW DEC. 6 IN CONNECTION WITH SPINOFF
12/06/2006  SPECTRA ENERGY TO KICKOFF INVESTOR ''ROAD SHOW'' ON DEC. 11; MEETING TO BE WEBCAST
12/06/2006  DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION PLANS MAJOR EXPANSIONS OF ITS MARKET HUB PARTNERS' SALT CAVERN STORAGE FACILITIES
12/07/2006  SOUTHEAST SUPPLY HEADER LLC (SESH) AND SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS SIGN AGREEMENT TO MEET NEEDS OF GROWING SOUTHEAST MARKET
12/08/2006  DUKE ENERGY BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES GAS BUSINESS SPIN-OFF
12/19/2006  DUKE ENERGY AND SPECTRA ENERGY ANNOUNCE CHANGES IN BOARDS OF DIRECTORS IN ANTICIPATION OF JANUARY GAS BUSINESS SPINOFF
12/20/2006  SOUTHEAST SUPPLY HEADER SIGNS PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA FOR 200 MMCF/DAY CAPACITY ON PROPOSED PIPELINE PROJECT
12/21/2006  KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON DUKE ENERGY KENTUCKY ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE
12/27/2006  DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS AND NCEMC AGREE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN CATAWBA NUCLEAR STATION UNIT 1