Elk Hills Power names Patrick Ramsey as plant manager

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        SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6,  2007 – Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced that Patrick Ramsey was named plant manager of Elk Hills Power LLC, a 550-megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant near Bakersfield, Calif., jointly owned by subsidiaries of Sempra Energy and Occidental Petroleum Corporation.  Ramsey will oversee all plant operations.

        Prior to this position, Ramsey was operations and maintenance manager at the plant.

        “Patrick has 22 years of experience in construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance of power plants,” said Michael Gallager, vice president of asset management for Sempra Generation.  “He is a natural fit for this position.”

        Before Elk Hills Power, Ramsey worked for Duke Energy as the interim plant manager for the company’s Hinds Energy Facility, and as an operations and maintenance superintendent.

        Ramsey, a Bakersfield resident, received extensive power plant-related training at the U.S.  Navy’s Nuclear Power School and served in the submarine service for seven years. 

        Sempra Generation operates and maintains a fleet of power plants serving the Western U.S. market.  Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2006 revenues of nearly $12 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies’ 14,000 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide.
           
        Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions.  Oxy is the fourth largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization.  Oxy’s wholly owned subsidiary, OxyChem, manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls.  Occidental is committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of employees and neighboring communities and upholding high standards of social responsibility in all of the company’s worldwide operations.

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