PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. today announced that its one year old natural gas pipeline delivered in excess of 714,700 dekatherms on January 4, 2010, setting a new peak day for natural gas shipments to Northeast gas consumers. The natural gas supply is sourced from a variety of locations including western New York gas production and storage fields, as well as through interconnections with gas pipelines bringing Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania and Canadian gas.
"We believe our newly constructed facilities, as well as any future expansions, jointly contribute to achieving the New York State Energy Plan's goal of adding energy infrastructure and increasing reliance on in-State energy sources," Millennium President Dick Leehr stated. "We have shown the benefits of that strategy translated into jobs creation and increased economic activity during our construction in New York and is now fueling the State's economy by providing a high volume of reliable, economical, clean burning natural gas as we move forward," he added.
Millennium Pipeline is a New York based interstate natural gas pipeline serving the Northeast. Millennium is anchored by its customers National Grid, Consolidated Edison of New York, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation and Columbia Gas Transmission L.L.C. It is jointly owned by affiliates of NiSource Inc., National Grid and DTE Energy.
For Additional Information: Media Contacts: Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Mike Armiak (845) 620-1300 NiSource Inc. Shawn Trahan (713) 267-4732 National Grid Elizabeth Margulies (516) 545-5052 DTE Energy Len Singer (313) 235-8809
About NiSource, National Grid and DTE Energy:
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Information about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available via the Internet at www.nisource.com.
National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an international energy delivery company. In the US, National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S. serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers. Information about National Grid is available at www.nationalgrid.com.
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units are Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, and MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas pipelines and storage, coal transportation, unconventional gas production and power and industrial projects. Information about DTE Energy is available at www.dteenergy.com.
SOURCE Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.