March 1, 2007
CALGARY, Alberta – Spectra Energy Transmission is contributing $200,000 to STARS (Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) for their programs and services which include a new base of operations in Grande Prairie.
“The new STARS facility in northern Alberta will provide enormous benefit to the people of that region, including our employees, their families and their neighbours, and we are pleased to be able to do our part to support the Society’s excellent work” said Doug Haughey, president Spectra Energy Transmission.
Spectra Energy’s contribution, announced at a special employee event today was welcomed by STARS Air Rescue at the Calgary base.
“This contribution helps us achieve our overall goal of saving lives through partnership, innovation and leadership. We are dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized medical transport system for the critically ill and injured within Alberta as well as key points in B.C.,” said Dr. Gregory Powell, President and CEO of STARS.
This contribution is just the latest of many that Spectra Energy has made to health and safety initiatives over the past year, says Haughey. “In addition to this STARS donation we have invested almost $500,000 in 2006 toward safety initiatives across Canada, including a recent donation of $70,000 to almost two dozen community fire departments and search and rescue services located in the communities where we operate.”
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) is one of North America’s premier pure play natural gas midstream companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage and distribution. For close to a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related energy infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada approximately 17,500 miles of transmission pipeline, 250 billion cubic feet of storage, natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. Spectra Energy Corp also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Visit www.spectraenergy.com for more information.Sue Malcolm