High BTU Gas Expected September 23, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's California Gas Transmission expects to receive higher-than-normal heating value gas into its system at Malin, Oregon, starting around September 23, and lasting about nine days, depending on system throughput.

This high heating value gas is the result of the Cochrane Stripping plant, located in Canada, shutting down for scheduled maintenance. This shutdown will temporarily increase the BTU content of gas to about 1,080 BTU per cubic foot, as it works its way through the PG&E system.

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.