LIVONIA, Mich., May 20, 2003 — A new interconnect between Vector Pipeline L.P. and ANR Pipeline Company at St. John in Lake County, Indiana, is now in-service and offers natural gas customers in the Midwest and southwestern Ontario additional flexibility and access to natural gas supplies at the Joliet/Chicago Hub. ANR Pipeline is a subsidiary of El Paso Corp.
“Existing and future shippers on the Vector and ANR pipeline systems will benefit from this interconnection,” said Craig R. Fishbeck, Vector President. “This will provide ANR customers access to markets in southwestern Ontario and Vector customers additional supply security with access to Mid-continent, Rockies and Gulf Coast supplies on ANR.”
The St. John facilities, with a design capacity of 200 MMcfd, interconnect two high-pressure natural gas transmission systems that cross the U.S. Midwest.
“This cooperative effort continues to demonstrate ANR Pipeline’s commitment to providing its customers access to new growth markets and enhancing market diversity,” said James J. Cleary, president of ANR Pipeline Company. “Through this interconnection, ANR and Vector will capitalize on their existing infrastructure as well as their access to diverse supply sources to provide cost-effective transportation and storage services to the Midwest and eastern Canada.”
The 42-inch Vector Pipeline transports Western Canadian natural gas from the Chicago-area market hub in Joliet, Illinois, to the hub at Dawn, Ontario, providing access to markets and storage in the upper Midwest and eastern Canada.
Vector Pipeline is a partnership of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB; Toronto), with a 45 percent interest; Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK – News) of Charlotte, NC, with a 30 percent interest; and Detroit-based DTE Energy Company (NYSE: DTE – News), with a 25 percent interest. Information about Vector is available on the web at www.vector-pipeline.com . Information about Enbridge, Duke Energy and DTE Energy is available at www.enbridge.com , www.duke-energy.com , and www.dteenergy.com , respectively.
El Paso’s ANR Pipeline Company operates a 10,500-mile interstate natural gas pipeline providing transportation, storage, and capacity-related services to customers in the United States and Canada. El Paso Corporation is the leading provider of natural gas services and the largest pipeline company in North America. The company has core businesses in pipelines, production, and midstream services. Rich in assets, El Paso is committed to developing and delivering new energy supplies and to meeting the growing demand for new energy infrastructure. For more information, visit www.elpaso.com .