EDITORS: Please do not use
"Pacific Gas and Electric" or "PG&E" when
referring to PG&E Corporation or its National Energy Group.
The PG&E National Energy Group is not the same company as Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, the utility, and is not regulated by the
California Public Utilities Commission. Customers of Pacific Gas
and Electric Company do not have to buy products or services from
the National Energy Group in order to continue to receive quality
regulated services from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
AND ELECTRIC COMPANY EXTENDS OPEN SEASON ON NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION
Pacific Gas and Electric
Company announced today it is extending the close of the California
Gas Transmission open season to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) August 31,
2001. Pacific Gas and Electric Company's open season was originally
scheduled to close on July 31.
The utility's open season
offers 1.5 billion cubic feet/day of backbone gas transmission capacity
starting January 2003. Open season capacity includes a proposed
200 million cubic feet/day Redwood path expansion from Malin, Oregon.
For more information about
Pacific Gas and Electric Company's open season visit www.pge.com/pipeline.