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NATURAL GAS VEHICLES TO BE REFUELED AT AMOCO GAS STATION

 JACKSON, Mich., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Power Company announced today that it is offering natural gas transportation service to AMOCO Oil Company for AMOCO's first public Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) refueling station in Michigan.
 Using an experimental gas transportation tariff authorized by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) May 11, the utility can transport natural gas to AMOCO's fuel station at 2815 University Drive in Auburn Hills. The MPSC staff, Consumers Power and the Michigan Attorney General's office agreed on terms and conditions for the experimental gas transportation tariff, which is available for other potential sellers' use, in a settlement agreement reached in April.
 "The potential for natural gas as a vehicle fuel is immense," said Vance G. Anderson, Consumers Power's director of natural gas vehicle programs. "Now that natural gas will be offered by AMOCO at a public refueling station, it is going to make more and more sense for vehicle fleet operators to take advantage of the price and environmental advantages of natural gas."
 At a current retail price of about 76 cents per equivalent gallon of gasoline, natural gas offers a competitive price advantage. According to the American Gas Association, natural gas vehicles emit 90 percent less carbon monoxide than gasoline. They also reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 32 percent, and reactive hydrocarbons by 85 percent in comparison with gasoline combustion emissions.
 The Auburn Hills natural gas refueling pump offered by AMOCO will be the first to be opened in the Metro Detroit area by a major oil company for use by the public.
 Consumers Power Company, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS), is Michigan's largest natural gas and electric utility serving almost 6 million of the state's 9 million residents in 67 of the 68 Lower Peninsula counties. It is the nation's seventh- largest gas distribution utility serving 215 cities and villages including suburban Detroit, Bay City, Flint, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Pontiac and Saginaw in 40 of the 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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 /CONTACT: Charles E. MacInnis, News and Information, Consumers Power Company, 517-788-0333/
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