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For Immediate Release: December 19, 2003
Contact: Claudia Chandler -916-654-4989


Energy Commission Adds Liquified Natural Gas Information to Website

Sacramento - People interested in the role that liquefied natural gas (LNG) could play in California's energy future can find new information on the California Energy Commission website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/lng

The new pages include a wealth of information about LNG. One page delves into safety issues. Another includes details on the LNG projects proposed for California. The page entitled "LNG Resource Links" provides connections to a variety of U.S. government agencies, along with companies developing LNG projects.

"The Frequently Asked Questions about LNG" page includes information on where LNG comes from. For instance, did you know LNG is natural gas, cooled to -259 degrees so that it shrinks to 1/600th of its normal volume and keeps itself cold without refrigeration as it is transported by ship? The page also explains how LNG is used and why it is being considered as an alternative source of natural gas for the western United States and elsewhere.

The Public Participation page includes information on who to contact and how to reach them at the California Air Resources Board, Public Utilities Commission, Coastal Commission and Energy Commission in order to participate in hearings and workshops on LNG.

The site also includes information on California's energy policy. For news media information, please contact Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989 or send an e-mail to: energia@energy.ca.gov.

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