PRESS RELEASES 2002 RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2002
Contact: PG&E Corporation
EDITORS: Please do not use "Pacific Gas and Electric" or "PG&E" when referring to PG&E Corporation or its National Energy Group. The PG&E National Energy Group is not the same company as Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility, and is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company do not have to buy products or services from the National Energy Group in order to continue to receive quality regulated services from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

PG&E CORPORATION UNITS DID NOT ENGAGE IN ENRON TRADING STRATEGIES, FERC TOLD

(San Francisco, CA) - PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) reported today that its business units, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the PG&E National Energy Group (PG&E NEG), have informed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that they did not engage in Enron trading strategies. The Commission has asked more than 150 companies to provide information on their power marketing and trading activities in the California energy market during 2000 and 2001.

We are pleased to cooperate with the FERC investigation and we hope that this will assist in restoring confidence in the energy markets as speculation is replaced by fact.

Copies of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's and the PG&E National Energy Group's responses to FERC are available for viewing at www.pgecorp.com. Copies of the press releases issued by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the PG&E National Energy Group summarizing their respective response to FERC may also be viewed at www.pgecorp.com.


 

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