BBL Company starts Open Season to investigate the need for expansion of the BBL

Market parties and studies indicate there is a need for more gas transmission capacity between the Continent and the United Kingdom. Given the possibilities to expand the BBL pipeline the partners of BBL Company recently decided to investigate market interest through an Open Season. It is anticipated by the partners of BBL Company to take a final investment decision at the earliest date late 2007, provided there is a positive business case based on firm commitments from shippers.

If you are interested in participating in the Open Season, please download the relevant Confidentiality Agreement (see Agreements), return it in twofold, signed by an authorized person within your organization before 1 July 2007, to the address listed below. Upon receipt we will return one fully signed copy to you.

If you require any additional information or have any questions in relation to this Open Season, please contact:

Mr Hans Boersma: +31 50 521 3542

BBL Company V.O.F.
P.O. Box 225
9700 AE Groningen
The Netherlands