News Release
June 25, 2004

DUKE ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION ANNOUNCES AVAILABLE TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY ON BC PIPELINE

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) is seeking shippers to contract available firm service on its mainline transmission system in British Columbia.   This service would be effective November 1, 2004

Firm Service is available on most segments of the system. In particular, approximately 200 MMcfd of service is available for contracting on the BC Pipeline’s Southern Mainline from the northern Station 2 trading hub to the Huntingdon/Sumas export point at the Canada/US border where the DEGT system interconnects with Williams Northwest Pipeline. 

”Firm Service on our Southern Mainline provides shippers with the opportunity to access growing natural gas supply from diverse basins from both British Columbia’s (BC) northeast production region and Alberta, and transport that supply to established and growing markets in south western BC and the US Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho,” said Gary Weilinger, vice president marketing, DEGT West.

DEGT is making the capacity available through a posting which will close on July 7, 2004.   Shippers interested in the available Firm Service, should click on www.wei-pipeline.com   or call (604) 691-5721.

Duke Energy Gas Transmission is a North American leader in developing energy infrastructure and connecting major natural gas supply basins to growing markets. The company’s natural gas operations include more than 17,500 miles of interstate transmission pipeline and about 250 billion cubic feet of storage capacity in Canada and the United States. More information on DEGT can be found at:  http://www.duke-energy.com/businesses/companies/degt.asp

Contact: Toni Beck
Phone: 403/699-1510
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: tbeck@duke-energy.com