EnCana to sell two oil pipelines for $1.6 billion, Board of Directors sets $5 billion budget and 12 percent sales growth target for 2003

CALGARY, Alberta (November 19, 2002) - The Board of Directors of EnCana
Corporation (TSX, NYSE: ECA) has approved agreements for the sale of two major oil
pipelines for about $1.6 billion and established a 2003 capital investment
budget of approximately $5 billion. The sale of the pipelines is one more step
in EnCana's strategic realignment to focus on its highest growth, highest
return core assets, which the company believes are capable of achieving a
minimum 10 percent forecast compound annual per share sales growth for several
years to come. For 2003, EnCana is targeting 12 percent per share sales
growth. EnCana decided at the time of its creation in April to have its
year-end reserves fully evaluated by independent external engineering firms.
The company has now received the inaugural assessment of its entire reserve
base from the independent engineers, with a final evaluation expected in
February 2003.

Dispositions of non-core assets initiated in 2002 to exceed $2.1 billion
EnCana has reached agreement with separate buyers for the sale of its
indirect 100-percent interest in the Express Pipeline System and its indirect
70-percent interest in the Cold Lake Pipeline System. The two crude oil
pipelines serve Canada's expanding oil sands production region and deliver
Canadian oil to markets in the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions. To
ensure market access, EnCana has retained oil transportation capacity on the
pipelines through its existing long-term contracts.

A consortium, comprised of BC Gas Inc. (TSX: BCG), Borealis
Infrastructure Management Inc. and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has agreed
to purchase EnCana's interest in the Express Pipeline System for about
$1.175 billion, which includes the assumption of approximately $582 million in
debt. Inter Pipeline Fund (formerly Koch Pipelines Canada, L.P.) (TSX: IPL.UN)
has agreed to purchase EnCana's majority interest in the Cold Lake Pipeline
System for about $425 million. The two sales are expected to deliver gross
consideration of approximately $1.6 billion and are subject to normal working
capital adjustments. The transactions, which are subject to regulatory
approval and the completion of other closing conditions by the parties, are
expected to close in January 2003. Proceeds from the sales are expected to be
used for general corporate purposes, including debt reduction and capital
investment in EnCana's large inventory of high quality upstream investment
opportunities. EnCana retained Scotia Capital and Morgan Stanley to advise the
company on the pipeline sales.

The 2,747-kilometre (1,717-mile) Express Pipeline System consists of the
Express and Platte pipelines, which have a transportation capacity of more
than 150,000 barrels per day for delivery from Hardisty, Alberta to Wood
River, Illinois. The Cold Lake Pipeline System consists principally of two
legs: the west leg running about 240 kilometres (145 miles) from Cold Lake to
Edmonton and the south leg running about 415 kilometres (260 miles) from Cold
Lake to Hardisty. The individual legs have capacities of approximately 235,000
barrels and 200,000 barrels per day respectively. The pipeline interests are
held through Alberta Energy Company Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary
of EnCana. The pipeline purchasers anticipate retaining the vast majority of
the staff associated with these assets - approximately 30 employees at the
Cold Lake Pipeline and about 120 employees at the Express Pipeline.

"The sales of the Express and Cold Lake pipelines are expected to raise
EnCana's 2002 dispositions to more than $2.1 billion, well beyond the
$1 billion target we set at the time of the merger. These pipeline sales mark
another important milestone in further defining EnCana's focus on exploration
and production which is characterized by high working interests in large,
long-life resource properties where our competitive advantages include
industry leading growth, low production costs and high unit netbacks," said
Gwyn Morgan, EnCana's President & Chief Executive Officer.

Company plans 10 percent minimum internal sales growth per share
"We have a diverse and attractive suite of domestic and international
core exploration and production projects and strategic midstream initiatives.
Identifiable internal growth opportunities from our high quality asset base
provide us with a rich inventory of profitable projects to choose from. We
believe investors can have a high degree of confidence in our multi-year
minimum growth target of 10 percent per share because our potential growth
rate from identifiable projects actually exceeds that figure. As illustrated
by our 2002 asset disposition program, we are dedicated to continually
upgrading and focusing our portfolio. We are committed to making decisions
that maximize per share value from every dollar invested. Our financial
strength and flexibility also allow us to reach out to make high value,
opportunistic and focused acquisitions such as our U.S. Rockies gas asset
purchases earlier this year. And we will continually pursue the best
shareholder value creation by evaluating returns from capital investment in
our core projects against opportunities to buy back shares under our normal
course issuer bid," Morgan said.

EnCana's confidence in its projections is based not only on the strength
of its reserve base, but also on its resource potential. EnCana estimates that
the resource potential on its existing Onshore North America land base is
approximately 10 trillion cubic feet of gas and 800 million barrels of oil.
Resource potential is defined by EnCana as those quantities of oil and gas
which are estimated to be potentially recoverable on EnCana's existing land
base from known accumulations and which are not currently classified as proved
or probable reserves.

2002 sales forecast on track, 2003 sales forecast updated
EnCana's 2002 daily sales are forecast to grow by about 10 percent from
2001 pro forma sales, reaching between 2,715 million and 2,785 million cubic
feet of gas and 245,000 and 264,000 barrels of oil, for a total daily sales
forecast of between 697,000 and 728,000 barrels of oil equivalent. In 2003,
EnCana is forecasting daily sales of between 770,000 and 831,000 barrels of
oil equivalent.

References in this news release to "pro forma" mean combining the results
for EnCana's founding companies, PanCanadian Energy Corporation (PCE) and
Alberta Energy Company Ltd. (AEC) for periods prior to the formation of

2003 capital budget
EnCana's 2003 capital budget has been set at approximately $5 billion and
while the precise allocation among divisions will be refined as the year
progresses, the company's current estimate of this allocation is as follows:

EnCana 2003 capital budget (millions)
Onshore North America, conventional $ 3,500
Offshore & International Operations $ 500
Offshore & New Ventures Exploration $ 500
Midstream & Marketing $ 500
Total $ 5,000

EnCana employs independent engineers to evaluate 100 percent of reserves
The inaugural evaluation of 100 percent of EnCana's reserves by
independent engineers is substantially complete. The assessment received
includes estimates for drilling and production for the balance of 2002, which
could result in small changes to final year-end reserve estimates. While a
final evaluation will not be available until February 2003, based on the
results of this independent assessment to date, EnCana anticipates an overall
7 percent increase from year-end 2001 pro forma proved reserve estimates,
resulting in an estimated year-end 2002 balance of about 2,890 million barrels
of oil equivalent (BOE) proved reserves. Discoveries, extensions to existing
pools and net acquisitions were approximately 550 million barrels of oil
equivalent proved reserves. In addition, a downward net revision of
approximately 110 million barrels of oil equivalent proved reserves was
recorded, principally as a result of the first fully independent external
evaluation of all the former PanCanadian reserves. EnCana's sales forecast is
not impacted by the negative reserve revisions.

Total net proved reserve additions before royalties were 440 million
barrels of oil equivalent proved reserves. Major additions and positive
revisions occurred in the U.S. Rockies, Oilsands and Foothills regions and
internationally in the U.K. central North Sea. Major negative revisions
occurred in the Southern and Central Plains regions of Alberta.

EnCana's 2002 year-end reserves balance reflects the company's forecast
2002 pro forma production of approximately 1,000 billion cubic feet of gas and
93 million barrels of oil.

EnCana contracts independent external oil and gas engineering firms to
evaluate 100 percent of the company's reserves - a standard set upon the
creation of EnCana.

EnCana 2002 Estimated Reserves Summary(1)
Natural Gas Oil & NGLs BOE
(trillion cubic (billions of (billions of
feet) barrels) barrels)
Proved Prob. Total Proved Prob. Total Proved Prob. Total
PCE at Dec.
31, 2001 3.9 1.2 5.1 0.36 0.29 0.65 1.01 0.49 1.50
AEC at Dec.
31, 2001 4.6 2.4 7.0 0.93 0.52 1.44 1.70 0.91 2.61
Pro forma balance
at Dec. 31,
2001 8.5 3.5 12.1 1.29 0.81 2.10 2.71 1.40 4.11

Revisions &
recoveries (0.5) (0.5) (1.0) (0.03) 0.02 (0.01) (0.11) (0.06) (0.17)
Discoveries &
extensions 1.3 0.4 1.6 0.25 0.15 0.40 0.46 0.21 0.67
Acquisitions, net
of dispositions 0.6 0.2 0.8 (0.01) - (0.01) 0.09 0.03 0.12
(forecast for
2002) (1.0) - (1.0) (0.09) - (0.09) (0.26) - (0.26)
Balance at Dec.
31, 2002 8.9 3.6 12.5 1.41 0.98 2.38 2.89 1.58 4.47
(1) Figures in the table may not add due to rounding.

"Our practice of independent evaluation of all our reserves gives me
great confidence in the solid base upon which we are building this company.
EnCana is one of just a few companies in the industry that has this thorough a
level of external reserve verification," Morgan said. Four engineering
companies conducted the inaugural reserve assessment. McDaniel & Associates
Consultants Limited and Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd. evaluate
EnCana's Western Canada reserves, while Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.
evaluates EnCana's U.S. onshore reserves. Internationally, Ryder Scott Company
of Houston conducts the independent reserve evaluations for EnCana's
international and offshore assets. Also, EnCana has a committee of independent
directors which reviews the process used in the evaluation of reserves and the
qualifications of the company's independent engineering firms.

Investor Day Notice
Web cast: Wednesday, November 20, 2002

EnCana will hold its first Investor Day on Wednesday, November 20, 2002.
At this full day event, members of EnCana's senior management team will
provide investors with an overview of the performance, strategy and outlook in
each of the company's key business divisions.

Opening remarks by EnCana President & Chief Executive Officer Gwyn Morgan
are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Calgary time (9:30 a.m. ET) with the
morning session focused on Onshore North America and Gas Storage. Marketing
and Midstream will present from approximately 12:20 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Offshore & International begins at 1:15 p.m. followed by a wrap up session
commencing at 4:30 p.m. A more detailed schedule will be available on the
corporate Web site.

All of the day's formal presentations will be Web cast live. Please visit
EnCana's Web site at www.encana.com to access the URL for the audio Web cast
as well as the presentation slides. It is recommended that users access the
Web cast approximately 10 minutes before its scheduled start time. If you are
unable to listen to the live Web cast, an archive of the day will be available
within 24 hours of the event and will be available on our corporate Web site
for approximately 60 days.

A live listen only conference call, broadcasting the day's proceedings in
audio, will also be available the same day beginning at 7:30 a.m. Mountain
Time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Time). To participate, dial 877-579-4178 approximately
10 minutes prior to the conference call. All participants will be required to
enter the following pass code: 798961 (followed by the pound key).

EnCana will post an updated guidance document to its Web site.

EnCana Corporation
EnCana is one of the world's leading independent oil and gas companies
with an enterprise value of approximately C$30 billion. EnCana is North
America's largest independent natural gas producer and gas storage operator.
Ninety percent of the company's assets are in four key North American growth
platforms. EnCana is the largest producer and landholder in Western Canada and
is a key player in Canada's emerging offshore East Coast basins. In the U.S.,
EnCana is one of the largest gas explorers and producers in the Rocky Mountain
states and has a strong position in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The company
has two key high potential international growth platforms: EnCana is the
largest private sector oil producer in Ecuador and is the operator of a very
large oil discovery in the U.K. central North Sea. The company also conducts
high upside potential New Ventures exploration in other parts of the world.
EnCana is driven to be the industry's best-in-class benchmark in production
cost, per-share growth and value creation for shareholders. EnCana common
shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.

ADVISORY - In the interests of providing EnCana shareholders and
potential investors with information regarding EnCana, including management's
assessment of EnCana's future plans and operations, certain statements
contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the "safe harbour" provisions of the United States Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this
news release include, but are not limited to, EnCana's internal projections,
expectations or beliefs concerning future operating results, and various
components thereof; future economic performance; the production and growth
potential of its various assets, including assets in the U.S. Rockies, Greater
Sierra, offshore Canada's East Coast, the U.K. central North Sea and Ecuador;
estimated total production and production growth for 2002 and beyond; the
ability to achieve 2002 and 2003 sales growth targets; the sources, deployment
and allocation of expected capital in 2002 and 2003; the success of future
drilling prospects; potential exploration; estimated reserves; future resource
potential on existing lands in North America; the ability to sell the Cold
Lake and Express pipeline interests, the price realized on such sales and the
timing of such sales; and the potential success of other exploratory wells in
the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Canada's East Coast and the U.K. central North

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or
expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-
looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility
that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking
statements will not occur, which may cause the company's actual performance
and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any
estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include,
among other things: volatility of oil and gas prices; fluctuations in currency
and interest rates; product supply and demand; market competition; risks
inherent in the company's marketing operations; imprecision of reserve
estimates; the company's ability to replace and expand oil and gas reserves;
its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to meet its current and future
obligations; its ability to access external sources of debt and equity
capital; the risk that the anticipated synergies to be realized by the merger
of AEC and PanCanadian will not be realized; costs relating to the merger of
AEC and PanCanadian being higher than anticipated and other risks and
uncertainties described from time to time in the reports and filings made with
securities regulatory authorities by EnCana and its indirect wholly-owned
subsidiary, AEC. Although EnCana believes that the expectations represented by
such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that
such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the
foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Furthermore, the
forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the
date of this news release, and EnCana does not undertake any obligation to
update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The
forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly
qualified by this cautionary statement.

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