El Paso Corp. (ticker: EP, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
El Paso Pipeline Group Recognized for Environmental Excellence
HOUSTON, Oct 26, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- El Paso Corporation's
(NYSE: EP) Pipeline Group has been honored with the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Natural Gas STAR Continuing Excellence
Award for environmental excellence. El Paso, which joined the STAR Program in
1993, received the award at the organization's annual conference in Houston
today. The award recognizes El Paso's continued dedication to reducing methane
emissions, identifying and implementing innovative emission-reduction
practices, and supporting Natural Gas STAR Program outreach activities.
"For more than a decade, El Paso has been an active participant in the
STAR Program," said Daniel Martin, senior vice president of Operations for El
Paso's Pipeline Group. "This award is recognition of that ongoing commitment
to protecting and preserving the environment across all our operations. That
commitment involves striking a balance between energy development and
environmental stewardship to benefit our communities and our company as we
develop responsible solutions for America's growing energy needs."
The Natural Gas STAR Program is a partnership between EPA and oil and
natural gas production, processing, transmission, and distribution companies
designed to identify and promote the implementation of cost-effective
technologies and practices to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas.
El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related energy products in a
safe, efficient, and dependable manner. The company owns North America's
largest natural gas pipeline system and one of North America's largest
independent natural gas producers. For more information about El Paso's
environmental commitment, visit http://www.elpaso.com/greenreport .
SOURCE El Paso Corporation
Investor and Public Relations, Bruce L. Connery, Vice President, 1-713-420-5855, or
fax, 1-713-420-4417, or Media Relations, Richard Wheatley, Manager, 1-713-420-6828,
or fax, 1-713-420-6341, both of El Paso Corporation