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INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION APPROVES OPERATION OF CROSSROADS PIPELINE

 MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) recently granted Crossroads Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of NIPSCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NI), its approval to operate the Crossroads Pipeline as an intrastate transportation pipeline. The Crossroads Pipeline, formally known as Tecumseh, was purchased by NIPSCO Industries in 1993. It extends from Schererville, Ind., east approximately 140 miles to the Ohio border where it continues another 60 miles to Cygnet, Ohio.
 Crossroads intends to place the pipeline into service in two phases. Under the recently completed first phase, the Indiana portion of the 20-inch pipeline was converted from crude oil to natural gas service. The second phase will concentrate on converting the Ohio portion of the pipeline to gas service by the fall of this year.
 Operating under the first phase, Crossroads receives gas from Trunkline Gas Company which transports gas to Indiana from Louisiana and Texas. Crossroads then delivers gas into distribution systems owned by Northern Indiana Public Service Company and Northern Indiana Fuel and Light. Residential, commercial and large industrial gas customers in the region all benefit from Crossroads because it provides access to more natural gas suppliers than were previously available. The IURC approved phase one of Crossroads Pipeline Company's plan on Dec. 29, 1993.
 The second phase of the project will focus on the conversion of the remaining pipeline located in Ohio to gas service and the interconnection of Crossroads with at least two additional supply pipelines in Ohio, Columbia Gas Transmission Company and Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company. Once completed, Crossroads will connect multiple supplying pipelines with consumers in northern Indiana and Ohio. In order to operate the pipeline between the two states, Crossroads Pipeline Company must seek approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Current plans call for the filing to be made with the FERC on Feb. 1.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas J. Kallay, 219-647-6203, or James A. Wellnitz, 219-647-5685, both of NIPSCO Industries, Inc.
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CO: NIPSCO Industries, Inc.; Crossroads Pipeline Company ST: Indiana IN: OIL SU: CON

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