Media Advisory: Duke Energy Gas Transmission's Guy Buckley to Speak at Wachovia Securities LNG Conference on May 16 - Duke Energy

News Release
May 12, 2006

Media Advisory: Duke Energy Gas Transmission's Guy Buckley to Speak at Wachovia Securities LNG Conference on May 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Guy Buckley, group vice president at Duke Energy Gas Transmission, will speak at the 2006 Wachovia Securities LNG Conference on May 16, in Houston.

A live webcast of the presentation will begin at approximately 3 p.m. CT/ 4 p.m. ET. The webcast will be available via the investors' section of Duke Energy’s Web site at:  http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/.

Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) is a North American leader in the long-haul transportation and storage of natural gas. For more than a half-century, DEGT and its predecessor companies have developed the critically important pipelines and related energy infrastructure that connect natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's assets include more than 18,500 miles of transmission pipeline and more than 250 billion cubic feet of storage capacity in the United States and Canada. DEGT also has natural gas gathering, processing and distribution assets and natural gas liquids operations that are among the largest in Canada. More information can be found at: http://www.degt.duke-energy.com.

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in the Americas. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: http://www.duke-energy.com.

Contact: Peter Sheffield
Phone: 980/373-4503
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: pvsheffield@duke-energy.com