Southern Company Energy Marketing to manage CanWest Gas Supply Inc.

CALGARY, Alberta – Southern Company Energy Marketing has signed an arrangement to manage the business of CanWest Gas Supply Inc., the largest natural gas aggregator in British Columbia.

The arrangement is similar to one Southern Company Energy Marketing signed June 1 with Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd. Southern Company Energy Marketing also established a Canadian energy marketing operation in Calgary June 1, staffing it with former Pan-Alberta employees.

With the Pan-Alberta operations, Southern Company Energy Marketing now markets about 8.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, and the CanWest agreement will add another 500 million cubic feet per day.

As an aggregator, CanWest, which is owned by 38 Western Canada natural gas producers, buys approximately 430 million cubic feet per day of gas from more than 100 natural gas producers. Southern Company Energy Marketing plans to hire some CanWest employees.

Southern Company Energy Marketing is jointly owned by Southern Energy Inc. and Vastar Resources Inc. Southern Company Energy Marketing provides energy marketing, risk management and financial services and other energy-related commodities, products and services to customers in North America.

Southern Energy Inc. – with operations in 13 countries on five continents – develops, builds, owns and operates power production and delivery facilities and provides a broad range of services to utilities and industrial companies around the world.

Southern Energy’s parent company, Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is the largest producer of electricity in the United States, and is also the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric.

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