News Release
April 20, 1998

DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES EXPANDS NORTH LOUISIANA SERVICES

HOUSTON -- Duke Energy Field Services, Inc. increased its services capabilities in northern Louisiana through an expansion of its subsidiary, PanEnergy Louisiana Interstate Company.

The expansion consists of a newly constructed 4.5-mile natural gas pipeline and the addition of 7,500 horsepower of mainline compression. This extension, which began deliveries April 1 into the Perryville Hub in northern Louisiana, enables Duke Energy to provide its customers an incremental 100,000 million British thermal units per day of delivery capacity into the major transmission pipelines serving the Midwest and Northeast markets.

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