High BTU Gas Received On PG&E System March 7

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission has received higher-than-normal heating value gas into its system at Malin, Oregon, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, March 7, 2009 and it is currently migrating throughout the system. The BTU of the gas delivered reached 1044 BTU/cf for approximately 10hrs, which is above normal levels of 1020 BTU/cf.

The speed at which the high BTU gas will migrate throughout the system is dependent on the system demand pattern experienced by the local transmission and distribution systems. The gas on the system is expected to return to normal by March 10, 2009.

The BTU content throughout PG&E's system will remain within existing parameters for safe and reliable equipment operation. However, some customer processes may be sensitive to natural gas heat content, especially electric generation facilities, refineries, glass manufacturers and commercial customers using natural gas for cooking and drying. Customers testing their emissions may notice the increased BTU content.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact your CGT Account Services Representative.

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