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                          SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                                   WASHINGTON, D.C.

                                      FORM U-57

                    NOTIFICATION OF FOREIGN UTILITY COMPANY STATUS

                          Filed Under Section 33(a) of the

                Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended

                CAMUZZI GAS PAMPEANA S.A. and CAMUZZI GAS DEL SUR S.A.

                         (Name of Foreign Utility Companies)

                                          by

                                 PACIFIC ENTERPRISES
                               (Name of Filing Company)



           The Commission is requested to mail copies of all communications
                          relating to this Notification to:

                               Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr.
                          Vice President and General Counsel
                                 Pacific Enterprises
                          633 West Fifth Street, Suite 5200
                            Los Angeles, California 90071


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NOTIFICATION


Pacific Enterprises ("Pacific"), a holding company exempt from the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended (the "Holding Company Act")
pursuant to Section 3(a)(1) thereof and the corporate parent of Southern
California Gas Company ("SoCalGas"), a "public utility company" as that term is
defined in the Holding Company Act, hereby files with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("Commission"), pursuant to Section 33 of the Holding
Company Act, this Form U-57 on behalf of CAMUZZI GAS PAMPEANA S.A. ("Pampeana")
and CAMUZZI GAS DEL SUR S.A. ("Sur") for the purpose of notifying the Commission
that each of Pampeana and Sur is, and hereby claims status as, a "foreign
utility company" ("FUCO") within the meaning of Section 33 of the Holding
Company Act.

On March 18, 1996, Pacific Enterprises International, a California corporation
wholly-owned by Pacific Enterprises, entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement,
pursuant to which Pacific Enterprises International agreed to purchase from
Citicorp Equity Investments S.A. 12.5% of the outstanding common stock in each
of Sodigas Pampeana S.A. and Sodigas Sur S.A., each an Argentine corporation.
Sodigas Pampeana S.A. is the controlling shareholder in Pampeana, and Sodigas
Sur S.A. is the controlling shareholder in Sur.  The purchases contemplated in
the Stock Purchase Agreement are expected to be consummated on April 10, 1996.

Pampeana and Sur hold the exclusive licenses from the Argentine Government to
distribute natural gas in each of two contiguous regions of Argentina.

Neither Pampeana nor Sur own or derive any part of their income, directly or
indirectly, from the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric
energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat,
light or power within the United States of America, and neither Pampeana or Sur
nor any of their subsidiary companies (as that term is defined in the Holding
Company Act) is a public utility company (as so defined) operating in the United
States of America.


ITEM 1


NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE ENTITIES CLAIMING FUCO STATUS:

CAMUZZI GAS PAMPEANA S.A.
Av. Davila 240, Dique 2
(1007) Capital Federal, Argentina

CAMUZZI GAS
DEL SUR S.A.
Av. Davila 240, Dique 2
(1007) Capital Federal, Argentina



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DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITIES USED FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AT RETAIL OF NATURAL OR
MANUFACTURED GAS

PAMPEANA -- Pampeana derives most of its income from the distribution at retail
of natural or manufactured gas to industrial, commercial and residential
customers within the Province of La Pampa and the Province of Buenos Aires
(including certain portions of the Buenos Aires metropolitan region) in the
Republic of Argentina.  This region includes the cities of La Plata, Mar del
Plata and Bahia Blanca.

Pampeana's facilities used for the distribution at retail of natural or
manufactured gas consist of transportation and distribution lines, meters,
pumps, valves and pressure and flow controllers.  Pampeana owns approximately
3,372 kilometers of transportation and trunk pipelines, 12,318 kilometers of gas
distribution mains and 680,000 service line connections and active meters for
customer use.

SUR -- Sur derives its income from the distribution at retail of natural or
manufactured gas to industrial, commercial and residential customers within the
Provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego in the
Republic of Argentina.

Sur's facilities used for the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured
gas consist of transportation and distribution lines, meters, pumps, valves and
pressure and flow controllers.  Sur owns approximately 5,840 kilometers of
transportation and trunk pipelines, 5,840 kilometers of gas distribution mains
and 320,000 service line connections and active meters for customer use.

OWNERSHIP OF VOTING SECURITIES

PAMPEANA -- The only voting securities of Pampeana are common stock, 70% of
which is owned by Sodigas Pampeana S.A., 20% of which is owned by the Federal
Government of the Republic of Argentina, and 10% of which is owned by the
employees of Pampeana under an Employee Stock Participation Program.

The only voting securities of Sodigas Pampeana S.A. are common stock.  Upon
giving effect to the purchases contemplated by the Stock Purchase Agreement, 51%
of the common stock of Sodigas Pampeana S.A. will be owned by Camuzzi Argentina
S.A., 12.5% will be owned by Pacific Enterprises International, 12.5% will be
owned by Citicorp Equity Investments S.A., 18.09% will be owned by Loma Negra
C.I.A. S.A., and the remaining 5.91% will be owned by nine investment funds.

SUR -- The only voting securities of Sur are common stock, 90% of the common
stock in Sur is owned by Sodigas Sur S.A., and 10% of the common stock is owned
by the employees under an Employee Stock Participation Program.

The only voting securities of Sodigas Sur S.A. are common stock.  Upon giving 
effect to the purchases contemplated by the Stock Purchase Agreement, 51% of 
the common stock of Sodigas Sur S.A. will be owned by Camuzzi Argentina S.A., 
12.5% will be owned by Pacific Enterprises International, 12.5% will be owned 
by Citicorp Equity



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Investments S.A., 18.09% will be owned by Loma Negra C.I.A.S.A., and the 
remaining 5.91% will be owned by nine investment funds.

The principal shareholder of Sodigas Pampeana S.A. and Sodigas Sur S.A., Camuzzi
Argentina S.A., is a majority-owned subsidiary of Camuzzi Gazometri S.p.A., an
Italian gas distribution company.

ITEM 2

DOMESTIC ASSOCIATE PUBLIC-UTILITY COMPANIES

Upon giving effect to the purchase contemplated in the Stock Purchase 
Agreement, SoCalGas will be a domestic associate public utility company of 
Pampeana and Sur.  SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Pacific Enterprises.  SoCalGas 
will pay no portion of the purchase price for Pacific Enterprises' interest 
in, and will itself have no interest in, Pampeana or Sur.


STATE COMMISSION CERTIFICATION

The certification of the California Public Utilities Commission (the only state
commission with jurisdiction over the retail rates of SoCalGas) required by
Section 33(a)(2) of the Holding Company Act is attached hereto as Exhibit A.



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The undersigned company has duly caused this statement to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned officer thereunto duly authorized.


                                       PACIFIC ENTERPRISES




                                       By:   /s/ Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr.
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                                          Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr.
                                          Vice President and General Counsel
                                          Pacific Enterprises

April 10, 1996




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                                                                      EXHIBIT A
                   [PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION LETTERHEAD]

October 26, 1994

Securities and Exchange Commission
450 West Fifth Street
Judiciary Plaza
Washington, D.C. 20549

     Re:  Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 --
          Investments in Foreign Utility Companies by
          Pacific Enterprises

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     Pacific Enterprises, the corporate parent of Southern California Gas 
Company ("SoCalGas"), has advised us that it may from time to time directly 
or indirectly acquire and maintain interests in one or more "foreign utility 
companies" as that term is defined in the Public Utility Holding Company Act 
of 1935, as amended (the "Holding Company Act"). Such foreign utility 
companies will derive no part of their income from electric or gas utility 
operations within the United States.

     SoCalGas is a "gas corporation" and a "public utility" (as those terms 
are defined in the California Public Utilities Code) and, as such, is subject 
to our jurisdiction over its utility operations within California, including 
its retail gas rates. SoCalGas is also a "public utility company" (as that 
term is defined in the Holding Company Act) and a "subsidiary company" (as so 
defined) of Pacific Enterprises. Consequently, Pacific Enterprises is a 
"holding company" (as defined in the Holding Company Act) although it has 
obtained an exemption from all of the provisions of the Holding Company Act 
other than Section 9(a)(2) thereof which requires prior approval by the 
Securities and Exchange Commission for certain acquisitions of securities of 
public utility companies. In addition, Pacific Enterprises and SoCalGas may 
each become an "associate company" or an "affiliate" (as those terms are 
defined in the Holding Company Act) of the foreign utility companies in which 
Pacific Enterprises may acquire an interest.

     Pacific Enterprises has requested that we provide to the Securities and 
Exchange Commission the certification specified in Section 33(a)(2) of the 
Holding Company Act with respect to our authority and resources to protect 
ratepayers subject to our jurisdiction and of our intention to exercise that 
authority. Providing that certification would permit Pacific Enterprises to 
acquire and maintain interests in foreign utility companies without condition 
or limitation by the Holding Company Act; would exempt such foreign utility 
companies from substantially



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all of the provisions of the Holding Company Act; and would deem such foreign 
utility companies not to be public utilities for purposes of the Holding 
Company Act.

     In considering this matter, we have reviewed our regulatory authority 
provided by the California Public Utilities Code and the resources available 
to us to carry out our statutory responsibilities. We have also considered 
that the Holding Company Act permits us, upon the filing of a notice, to 
revise or withdraw the requested certification prospectively as to any 
future acquisition. In addition, Pacific Enterprises and SoCalGas have made 
a number of commitments to ease our regulatory task.

     This certification is expressly conditioned on agreement by Pacific 
Enterprises that SoCalGas will not seek to remove from the Commission's 
jurisdiction and transfer to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission any of the pipeline facilities of SoCalGas currently or 
hereafter used to provide utility service in the State of California without 
first: 1) providing prior written notice to the Commission of such intention; 
and 2) obtaining from the Commission any authorizations or approvals which 
at such time may be required by the California Public Utilities Code or by 
other applicable California law.

     Accordingly, based upon the foregoing, we hereby certify to the Securities 
and Exchange Commission that we have the authority and resources to protect 
ratepayers subject to our jurisdiction and we intend to exercise that 
authority.

Sincerely,

[SIG]

Daniel Wm. Fessler
President of the Commission

cc:  Pacific Enterprises
     Southern California Gas Company