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 www.millenniumpipeline.com where further details are provided. Prospective shippers seeking further information may contact Stan Brownell at 845.620.1300 or by electronic mail at Brownell@millenniumpipeline.com.  (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061206/MILLPIPELINE)  "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 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.  Website: http://www.millenniumpipeline.com 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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