Millennium Proposes Marcellus to Manhattan Link

               Millennium Proposes Marcellus to Manhattan Link

  PR Newswire

  PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Jan. 22

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.
today announced a binding Open Season for shippers seeking firm transportation
capacity commencing November 1, 2013 to support system mainline expansions.
The Open Season begins January 25, 2010, and runs through February 12, 2010.
The Open Season Notice has been posted on Millennium's electronic bulletin
board as well as its website at where further
details are provided. Prospective shippers seeking further information may
contact Stan Brownell at 845.620.1300 or by electronic mail at


"Millennium is uniquely positioned to develop its own mainline expansion
capacity and bundle it with contracted services on interconnecting pipelines
to provide a seamless transportation service from Marcellus Shale production
areas to Manhattan markets," said Millennium President Dick Leehr. "Our
initiative improves the State's energy infrastructure and encourages
development of the State's gas production and storage resources consistent
with the New York State Energy Plan resulting in economic stimulus and job
creation for New Yorkers," 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

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

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

SOURCE Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.

Contact: Mike Armiak, Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C., +1-845-620-1300; or
Shawn Trahan, NiSource Inc., +1-713-267-4732; or Elizabeth Margulies, National
Grid, +1-516-545-5052; or Len Singer, DTE Energy, +1-313-235-8809
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