Macquarie Infrastructure Company’s Hawaii Gas Business Clears Federal Hurdle to Transporting Containerized LNG

  Macquarie Infrastructure Company’s Hawaii Gas Business Clears Federal Hurdle
  to Transporting Containerized LNG

  *FERC declines to assert jurisdiction

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 18, 2013

Macquarie Infrastructure Company’s (NYSE: MIC) Hawai’iGas business received a
decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that is expected
to accelerate Hawai’iGas’ proposal to transport containerized liquefied
natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii.

In a decision published yesterday, the FERC declined to assert jurisdiction
over Hawai’iGas’ proposal, thereby removing a potential federal hurdle to the
project. Hawai’iGas sought FERC approval in an August 2012 filing.

The project remains subject to satisfaction of state and local regulatory
requirements.

“The FERC’s decision not to assert jurisdiction over the proposed
transportation of LNG to Hawaii is a positive step for both the company and
the Hawaiian economy,” said James Hooke, Chief Executive Officer of MIC. “The
decision should hasten the implementation of the LNG program at Hawai’iGas and
opens the door to reducing the cost of energy in Hawaii.”

At current prices LNG is about 25% less expensive than the feedstock used to
produce the synthetic natural gas distributed to Hawai’iGas’ utility
customers.

In anticipation of the required approvals, Hawai’iGas has secured the
equipment necessary for the vaporization of LNG and two LNG shipping
containers. The company plans to employ up to 20 containers in a continuous
cycle of transport of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii.

Hawai’iGas expects to be prepared to receive a first container of LNG in as
little as 60 days, subject to its having obtained required approvals from
state and local authorities.

About Macquarie Infrastructure Company

Macquarie Infrastructure Company owns, operates and invests in a diversified
group of infrastructure businesses providing basic, everyday services, to
customers in the United States. Its businesses consist of three energy-related
businesses including a gas production and distribution business (Hawai’iGas),
a controlling interest in a district energy business (District Energy), and a
50% interest in a bulk liquid storage terminal business (International-Matex
Tank Terminals). MIC also owns and operates an aviation-related airport
services business (Atlantic Aviation). The Company is managed by a
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