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FPL SIGNS 15-YEAR NATURAL GAS SUPPLY CONTRACT

MIAMI, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has signed a 15-year contract to purchase natural gas from Citrus Industrial Sales Company, Inc. (CISCO). CISCO is a jointly-owned subsidiary of Sonat Inc. (NYSE: SNT) and Enron Corp (NYSE: ENE). Sonat and Enron also are owners of the Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline.
 The contract provides for FPL to purchase up to 100 million cubic feet of firm (non-interruptible) natural gas per day beginning on the in-service date of FGT's Phase III pipeline expansion project slated for November 1994. The contract, the second largest in FPL's fuel supply portfolio, provides an additional supply of firm natural gas under competitive pricing terms to meet FPL's future gas requirements.
 FGT is the only major gas pipeline in Florida and delivers all gas used by FPL's nine generating plants that burn natural gas. FPL is the largest natural gas burning utility in Florida and the state's largest gas consumer, accounting for more than 40 percent of FGT's total pipeline capacity in Florida.
 FPL is one of the nations largest electric utilities and the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL).
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 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light Company Corporate Communications Dept., 305-552-3894 or 305-552-3895/
 (FPL SNT ENE)


CO: Florida Power & Light; Citrus Industrial Sales Company, Inc. ST: Florida IN: UTI SU: CON

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