Consumers Energy Signs Agreement with Northern Michigan Gas Producer

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MichiganGlobeConsumers Energy has begun to purchase natural gas directly from a Michigan producer, BreitBurn Operating L.P.
The initial purchase is for April 2013 business in the amount of approximately $2 million. This gas supply contract is part of a commitment to Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), a public-private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which connects Michigan companies with opportunities to help them grow and expand. The supply contract will help serve 1.7 million natural gas customers.“Consumers Energy is committed to increasing its purchase of goods and services needed by our customers from Michigan-based businesses. Purchasing this initial $2 million in natural gas supply from BreitBurn Operating continues our strategic plan to help Michigan businesses grow,” said Tim Sparks, vice president of energy supply operations for Consumers Energy.

Consumers Energy has doubled to $500 million its commitment to purchase Michigan-made goods and services over five years, from 2011-2016.  The commitment to increase business contracts with Michigan companies is in addition to the $2 billion spent annually in the state. These investments are in customer service, electric and natural gas operations, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental stewardship.

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