Redwood Expansion Complete

Friday, March 25, 2005

Bustin' rocks under the hot sun. Blasting dynamite within fifty feet of an operational pipeline. Digging trench. Stringing, joining, and burying pipe. After months of hard work, it is now time to turn the valve.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission proudly announces the completion of its Redwood path expansion.

The Pipe

On July 16, 2002, CGT tied in the first half of the project, adding 5.7 miles of new pipeline in Modoc County, California. Late last night, CGT completed the expansion by connecting the project's second leg, 8.4 miles of Line 401 in Shasta County.

The expansion was originally announced in October 2001 and scheduled for completion next month. Despite the difficult, rocky construction conditions, the Shasta tie-in was finished nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. As a whole, the expansion will provide California an additional 180 MMcf/d of natural gas deliverability.

The Path

With the Shasta loop operational today, CGT Sales Representatives are now offering customers firm Redwood capacity. Additionally, CGT's recently announced Open Season will offer firm Redwood expansion capacity with a term of November 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003. Phone your Sales Representative today for details.

The Page

Pipe Ranger's Pipeline Maintenance page is now updated to reflect the increased maximum capacity of the Redwood path.

CGT has also taken the opportunity to improve Pipeline Maintenance, replacing seasonal maximum capacity figures with monthly maxima. Monthly numbers more accurately reflect the capabilities of the Redwood path. Maximum capacity on the Baja path does not vary significantly throughout the year.

Please contact your CGT Account Services Representative if you have any questions.

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