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The Regulatory Commission of Alaska Approves Cap Rock Holding Corporation's Acquisition of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.

PORT HURON, Mich., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) announced today that Cap Rock Holding Corporation received a final order granting regulatory approval from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) required for its acquisition of SEMCO ENERGY. With this action, all shareholder and required regulatory approvals for the proposed transaction have been obtained. The closing of the transaction, which remains subject to contractual conditions applicable to both SEMCO ENERGY and Cap Rock, is expected to occur in early November 2007.

"We are pleased to have completed the regulatory review process and look forward to closing the transaction in the early-November timeframe," said Donald W. Thomason, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEMCO ENERGY.

George A. Schreiber, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of SEMCO ENERGY, said, "The RCA thoroughly reviewed the proposed share exchange, and I am very pleased that it found the proposed transaction to be in the public interest."

SEMCO ENERGY shareholders will be mailed information detailing the process and timeline for redeeming their stock certificates following the closing.


SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 400,000 customers combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR Natural Gas Company. It also owns and operates businesses involved in propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions of the United States.


Cap Rock Holding Corporation, through its regulated subsidiary Cap Rock Energy Corporation, transmits and distributes power to residential and commercial customers in 28 counties in the State of Texas. Cap Rock owns no generation facilities and instead purchases power wholesale through long-term power supply contracts.

The following is a "Safe-Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historic facts, including statements about the Company's outlook, beliefs, plans, goals and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Factors that may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the effects of weather, the economic climate, competition, commodity prices, changing conditions in the capital markets, regulatory approval processes, success in obtaining new business, success in defending claims against the Company, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


CONTACT: Analysts, Thomas Connelly, Director of Investor Relations,
248-458-6163, or Media, Timothy Lubbers, Director of Marketing & Corporate
Communications, 810-887-4208, both of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding SEMCO Energy's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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