The Gas Company enhances electronic billing options

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Peter Hidalgo

Southern California Gas Co.

(877) 866-2066


        LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2006 – Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) now is offering customers the option to receive an electronic version of their utility bill online, from a single site, such as their bank, credit union, brokerage firm or favorite Web portal.

        “Many customers prefer the ease and convenience of paperless, online billing and payment, so we’re pleased to offer this option,” said Michelle Mueller, vice president of customer service at The Gas Company.  “With electronic billing, customers can receive and pay their monthly bill online anywhere at anytime.”

        Electronic payments can be scheduled in advance to be delivered promptly, securely and on time, eliminating the need to remember when to mail the payment. 

        To start receiving e-Bills, The Gas Company customers are asked to check with their banking institution or bill-payment site to see if they offer this service, then follow the enrollment procedures.

        In addition to receiving and paying their Gas Company energy bill from their bank, credit union, brokerage firm or favorite Web portal.  Customers also can view and pay their energy bills at The Gas Company Web site,  At the site, customers can take advantage of other online services offered by The Gas Company, including free home energy analysis to help lower their energy bills. 

        The Gas Company is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 19.8 million consumers through 5.6 million meters.  The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles in most of central and Southern California.  The Gas Company strives to provide exceptional customer service to enhance the quality of life in the community.  The Gas Company is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).  Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.