Gas development plan aligns CNG, MetNorth

Consolidated Natural Gas Co. (CNG), of the United States, has finalized a strategic alliance with MetNorth Energy, Australia`s largest electric utility. CNG and MetNorth will work together developing gas mar- keting capabilities in the restructured Australian energy industry. The two companies also plan to identify and develop energy infrastructure projects in Australia and Asia. MetNorth, which supplies electricity to 1.3-million customers in New South Wales, was formed Oct. 1, 1995, through the merger of Sydney Electricity and Orion Energy.