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DTE Energy, Enbridge and Spectra Energy to Develop New Major Pipeline to Connect Growing Utica Shale Gas Supplies to Premium Markets in the U.S. Midwest and Ontario

September 4, 2012

HOUSTON – DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) and Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) (the “Partners”) today announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the NEXUS Gas Transmission (NGT) system, a project that will move growing supplies of Ohio Utica shale gas to markets in the U.S. Midwest, including Ohio and Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.

The proposed NGT project will originate in northeastern Ohio, include approximately 250 miles of large diameter pipe, and be capable of transporting one billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. The line will follow existing utility corridors to an interconnect in Michigan and utilize the existing Vector Pipeline system to reach the Ontario market. Upon completion of the project, Spectra Energy will become a 20-percent owner in Vector Pipeline, a joint venture between DTE Energy and Enbridge.

The new pipeline will serve local distribution companies, power generators and industrial users in the Ohio, Michigan and Ontario markets. It will include interconnects with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, Consumers Energy and, through the Vector Pipeline, the Enbridge Tecumseh Gas Storage facility and Union Gas’ Dawn Hub, both in Ontario.

The Partners have received expressions of interest for a significant level of firm capacity to anchor the project. An open season for the project is planned for fourth quarter 2012, with a targeted in-service as early as November 2015, depending on final market demand and commitments.

About DTE Energy
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 include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional
gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at
www.dteenergy.com.

About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is a North American leader in delivering energy and one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing investment in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in close to 860 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. Enbridge is ranked as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Canada. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.

About Spectra Energy
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For more than a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company’s operations in the United States and Canada include more than 19,000 miles of transmission pipeline, approximately 305 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids and local distribution operations. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.

About Vector Pipeline, L.P.:
Vector Pipeline L.P. is a partnership between Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (NYSE/TSE: ENB), with a 60-percent interest, and Detroit-based DTE Energy Company (NYSE: DTE), with a 40-percent interest. Information about Vector Pipeline is available at www.vector-pipeline.com.

DTE Energy

Len Singer
313-235-8809
singerl@dteenergy.com
Mark Rolling
313-235-7663
rollingm@dteenergy.com

Enbridge Inc.

Jennifer Varey / Larry Springer
403-508-6563 / 713-821-2253 or toll-free 888-992-0997
jennifer.varey@enbridge.com
larry.springer@enbridge.com
Jody Balko
403-231-5720
jody.balko@enbridge.com

Spectra Energy

Wendy Olson
713-627-4072 or 713-627-4747 (24-hour media line)
wkolson@spectraenergy.com
John Arensdorf
713-627-4600
jrarensdorf@spectraenergy.com
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