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                       [SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY]
 
                    NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
 
    The  Annual Meeting of Shareholders of  Southern California Gas Company will
be held on May 2, 1996 at 10:00  a.m., at The Gas Company Tower, 555 West  Fifth
Street, Los Angeles, California, for the following purposes:
 
        (1) To elect directors for the ensuing year.
 
        (2)  To transact any  other business which may  properly come before the
    meeting.
 
    Shareholders of record at the  close of business on  March 18, 1996 will  be
entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting.
 
    ONLY  SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE ENTITLED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING.
SHAREHOLDERS OF  RECORD  WILL BE  ADMITTED  UPON VERIFICATION  OF  RECORD  SHARE
OWNERSHIP  AT THE  ADMISSION DESK.  SHAREHOLDERS WHO  OWN SHARES  THROUGH BANKS,
BROKERAGE FIRMS, NOMINEES  OR OTHER  ACCOUNT CUSTODIANS, MUST  PRESENT PROOF  OF
BENEFICIAL  SHARE  OWNERSHIP  (SUCH AS  A  BROKERAGE ACCOUNT  STATEMENT)  AT THE
ADMISSION DESK.
 
                                           By Order of the Board of Directors,
                                               Thomas C. Sanger, Secretary
 
Los Angeles, California
March 27, 1996

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                       [SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY]
 
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                             INFORMATION STATEMENT
                                      FOR
                         ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
 
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                     WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR A PROXY AND
                   YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SEND US A PROXY.
 
    Southern  California  Gas  Company  ("SoCalGas"  or  the  "Gas  Company") is
providing this  Information Statement  to shareholders  in connection  with  its
Annual  Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 2, 1996. It is being mailed to
shareholders commencing March 27, 1996.
 
                        SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY
 
    SoCalGas is a  public utility  engaged in supplying  natural gas  throughout
most  of Southern and portions of Central California. It is the nation's largest
natural gas utility,  providing gas service  through 4.7 million  meters to  535
cities  and  communities  in  a  23,000-square-mile  service  territory  with  a
population of 17 million. The Gas Company is a subsidiary of Pacific Enterprises
which owns approximately 96% of SoCalGas' voting shares.
 
    SoCalGas' principal executive offices are located at The Gas Company  Tower,
555  West Fifth Street,  Los Angeles, California. Its  telephone number is (213)
244-1200.
 
                        OUTSTANDING SHARES VOTING RIGHTS
 
    Shareholders who are  present at the  Annual Meeting in  person or by  proxy
will  be entitled to one vote for each  share of the Gas Company's voting shares
which they held of record  at the close of business  on March 18, 1996. At  that
date,  SoCalGas' voting  shares consisted of  91,300,000 shares  of Common Stock
(all of  which  were owned  by  Pacific  Enterprises) and  3,863,043  shares  of
Preferred Stock (of which 49,504 shares were owned by Pacific Enterprises).
 
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    In  electing directors, shareholders  will be entitled  to cumulate votes if
any shareholder  gives  notice  at the  meeting,  prior  to the  voting,  of  an
intention  to cumulate votes. If that notice  is given, all shareholders will be
entitled to a number of  votes for each of their  shares equal to the number  of
directors  to be elected  and may cast all  of their votes  for any one director
candidate whose  name has  been placed  in  nomination prior  to the  voting  or
distribute  their votes among two or more such candidates in such proportions as
they may determine.
 
    The Board of  Directors does  not know  of any  matter to  be presented  for
consideration  at the  Annual Meeting other  than the election  of directors. In
voting upon  other  matters  properly  presented to  the  Annual  Meeting,  each
shareholder  will be entitled to  one vote for each  share of SoCalGas Common or
Preferred Stock.
 
                               BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
    SoCalGas' entire Board  of Directors is  elected at each  Annual Meeting  of
Shareholders. During 1995, the Board of Directors held twelve meetings.
 
BOARD COMMITTEES
 
    The  Board of Directors maintains Audit, Compensation, Executive, Nominating
and Public Policy Committees. These  committees are identical in membership  and
comparable  in function  to identically-named  committees maintained  by Pacific
Enterprises' Board of Directors.
 
    The AUDIT  COMMITTEE,  which  consists entirely  of  non-officer  directors,
recommends  to the  Board of  Directors the  selection of  independent auditors;
approves and  reviews services  and fees  of independent  auditors; and  reviews
accounting  and financial policies, internal accounting controls and the results
of audit engagements. During 1995, the Committee held three meetings.
 
    The  COMPENSATION  COMMITTEE  reviews   the  performance  and  approves   or
recommends  the compensation of senior management and recommends the adoption of
and administers compensation  plans in  which senior management  is eligible  to
participate.  The Committee  also considers management  succession plans. During
1995, the Committee held five meetings.
 
    The EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE may act on  all but certain major corporate  matters
reserved to the Board of Directors. It meets when emergency issues or scheduling
make it difficult to assemble the Board of Directors. During 1995, the Committee
did not meet.
 
    The  NOMINATING COMMITTEE considers and  makes recommendations regarding the
nominations of directors and the size and composition of the Board of Directors.
During 1995,  the Committee  held three  meetings. The  Committee will  consider
shareholder suggestions for nominees for director. Suggestions
 
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may  be submitted to the Secretary of  Southern California Gas Company, P.O. Box
3249, Los Angeles,  California 90051-1249.  Biographical information  concerning
the  proposed nominee  should also  be included to  assist the  Committee in its
deliberations.
 
    The PUBLIC POLICY  COMMITTEE reviews and  monitors SoCalGas' fulfillment  of
its  responsibilities  on matters  of  public policy  and  corporate governance.
During 1995, the Committee held three meetings.
 
    The Board  of Directors  also  maintains a  Debt Financing  Committee  which
authorizes  borrowings  and other  debt financings  and related  matters. During
1995, the Committee acted by written consent on two occasions.
 
DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
 
    Each director of  SoCalGas is also  a director of  Pacific Enterprises.  The
Boards  of Directors of the two companies typically meet jointly as typically do
the identically-named committees of the two boards.
 
    Directors who are also officers of  SoCalGas or Pacific Enterprises are  not
separately  compensated  for  their  services  as  directors  or  as  members of
Committees. For their services as directors of both the Gas Company and  Pacific
Enterprises,  non-officer directors receive  annual retainers of  $25,000 and an
additional $3,000 for each  two identically-named committees  of the two  boards
which  they chair. Non-officer directors also  receive $900 for each separate or
joint meeting of the boards or committees which they attend. Directors may defer
the receipt of their compensation and earn interest on the amounts deferred.
 
    Non-officer directors receive retirement benefits commencing upon the  later
of  retirement or attaining age 65. The  annual retirement benefit is the sum of
the then current  annual base retainer  and the then  current board meeting  fee
multiplied  by ten and adjusted upward  for subsequent increases in the retainer
or meeting  fee.  The  benefit continues  for  a  maximum period  equal  to  the
director's years of service as a non-officer director.
 
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION
 
    The  Compensation Committee  is comprised of  four members, all  of whom are
non-officer directors. The members of the Committee are Wilford D. Godbold, Jr.,
Harold M.  Messmer, Jr.,  Ignacio E.  Lozano, Jr.,  and Richard  J.  Stegemeier.
During  1995, Robert Half International, Inc., of which Mr. Messmer is Chariman,
President and Chief Executive Officer, was paid $105,000 by Pacific  Enterprises
for personnel recruitment services.
 
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                             ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
    At  the  Annual Meeting,  ten  directors (comprising  the  entire authorized
number of  directors) will  be elected  to  hold office  until the  next  Annual
Meeting  and until  their successors  have been  elected and  qualified. The ten
director candidates receiving  the highest  number of affirmative  votes of  the
shares entitled to be voted will be elected as directors.
 
    The  names of the Board of Directors' ten nominees for election as directors
of SoCalGas and biographical  information regarding each  nominee are set  forth
below.  Each nominee is currently a director of both the Gas Company and Pacific
Enterprises and, unless otherwise noted, each nominee has held the position  set
forth  beneath his or her  name or various positions  with the same organization
for at least the last five years.
 
HYLA H. BERTEA,
COMMUNITY LEADER.
 
Mrs. Bertea, 55, is a realtor with  Grubb & Ellis, a real estate sales  company.
She  is a  Commissioner of the  California Horse  Racing Board and  a Trustee of
Lewis & Clark College. For a number of years she has been involved in leadership
positions with various  cultural, educational  and health  organizations in  the
Orange County and Los Angeles areas. She was a co-commissioner of gymnastics and
member of the executive staff for the 1984 Olympics.
 
Committees:  Audit, Nominating, and
             Public Policy
 
HERBERT L. CARTER,
EXECUTIVE   VICE   CHANCELLOR   EMERITUS  AND   TRUSTEE   PROFESSOR   OF  PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.
 
Dr. Carter,  62, was  President and  Chief Executive  Officer of  United Way  of
Greater  Los Angeles from 1992  until 1995 and Executive  Vice Chancellor of the
California State University  System from 1974  until 1992. He  is a director  of
Golden  State Mutual Insurance Co.;  a member of the  Board of Councilors of the
School of Public Administration, University of Southern California; and a member
of the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University.
 
Committees:  Audit, Nominating, and
             Public Policy
 
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RICHARD D. FARMAN,
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF PACIFIC ENTERPRISES.
 
Mr. Farman, 60, is  Chairman of KCET Public  Service Television and Co-Chair  of
Progress  L.A., Inc. He is a director  and executive committee member of the Los
Angeles Area Chamber  of Commerce, and  director of Union  Bank, Sentinel  Group
Funds,  Inc.  and the  National Business-Higher  Education Forum.  He is  a past
chairman of the  American Gas  Association and the  Natural Gas  Council, and  a
member of the Pacific Coast Gas Association and the National Petroleum Council.
 
Committees:  Debt Financing,
             Executive, and Public
             Policy
 
WILFORD D. GODBOLD, JR.,
PRESIDENT,  CHIEF  EXECUTIVE  OFFICER AND  A  DIRECTOR OF  ZERO  CORPORATION, AN
INTERNATIONAL  MANUFACTURER  OF  ENCLOSURES   AND  COOLING  EQUIPMENT  FOR   THE
ELECTRONICS MARKET, AND OF AIR CARGO AND AIR FREIGHT ENCLOSURES.
 
Mr.  Godbold,  57,  is a  director  of  Santa Fe  Pacific  Pipelines,  Inc.; the
California State Chamber of Commerce (past chairman); The Employer's Group (past
chairman); a member of  the Board of  Trustees of the 4  A's Foundation and  The
Wellness  Community; and a member of  the Council on California Competitiveness.
He is a past President of the Board of Trustees of Marlborough School.
 
Committees:  Audit, Compensation,
             and Executive
 
IGNACIO E. LOZANO, JR.,
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF LA OPINION, A SPANISH LANGUAGE DAILY NEWSPAPER.  DURING
1976 AND 1977 MR. LOZANO SERVED AS UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO EL SALVADOR.
 
Mr. Lozano, 69, is a director of BankAmerica Corporation, Bank of America NT&SA,
The  Walt Disney Company, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, the Santa Anita
Foundation and  the Youth  Opportunities  Foundation. He  is  a trustee  of  the
University of Notre Dame and a member of the California Press Association.
 
Committees:  Audit, Compensation,
             Executive, and Public
             Policy
 
HAROLD M. MESSMER, JR.,
CHAIRMAN,  PRESIDENT AND  CHIEF EXECUTIVE  OFFICER OF  ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL
INC., A  PERSONNEL  SERVICE  FIRM SPECIALIZING  IN  THE  ACCOUNTING,  FINANCIAL,
BANKING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FIELDS.
 
Mr. Messmer, 50, is a director of Airborne Freight Corporation, First Interstate
Bancorp,  Health Care Property Investors, Inc.,  and Spieker Properties, Inc. He
is an active  member of  the Young Presidents'  Organization and  serves on  the
board  of several civic and educational  groups, including the San Francisco Bay
Area Council and the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club.
 
Committees:  Audit, Compensation,
             and Nominating
 
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PAUL A. MILLER,
RETIRED  CHAIRMAN  OF  THE  BOARD   AND  CHIEF  EXECUTIVE  OFFICER  OF   PACIFIC
ENTERPRISES; CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF PACIFIC ENTERPRISES.
 
Mr.  Miller, 71,  is a  director of  Newhall Management  Corporation, a director
emeritus of Wells  Fargo & Company,  Wells Fargo  Bank, N.A., and  a trustee  of
Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company  of New  York.  He  is a  life  trustee  of the
University of Southern California.
 
Committee:   Executive
 
RICHARD J. STEGEMEIER,
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS OF THE  BOARD OF UNOCAL  CORPORATION, AN INTEGRATED  PETROLEUM
COMPANY.
 
Mr.  Stegemeier, 67,  became a director  of SoCalGas and  Pacific Enterprises in
1995. He is  also a director  of Unocal Corporation,  First Interstate  Bancorp,
Foundation Health Corporation, Halliburton Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation
and Outboard Marine Corporation.
 
Committees:  Audit, Compensation,
             and Nominating
 
DIANA L. WALKER,
PARTNER IN THE LOS ANGELES BASED LAW FIRM OF O'MELVENY & MYERS.
 
Mrs. Walker, 54, is a director of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and a former
trustee   of   Marlborough   School.  She   has   served   various  professional
organizations. O'Melveny &  Myers, of whom  Mrs. Walker is  a partner,  provides
legal services to the Gas Company and Pacific Enterprises.
 
Committees:  Audit, Nominating, and
             Public Policy
 
WILLIS B. WOOD, JR.,
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF PACIFIC ENTERPRISES.
 
Mr.  Wood, 61, is  a director of  Great Western Financial  Corporation and Great
Western Bank. He is the Chairman of the California Medical Center Foundation;  a
director  of the  California State  Chamber of  Commerce, the  Los Angeles World
Affairs Council and the Automobile Club of Southern California; Vice Chairman of
the Board of Trustees  of Harvey Mudd  College, a trustee  of the University  of
Southern  California and  the Southwest Museum;  and a member  of the California
Business Roundtable.
 
Committees:  Debt Financing and
             Executive
 
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              SHARE OWNERSHIP OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
    None  of SoCalGas' directors  or executive officers  own any SoCalGas Common
Stock (all of  which is owned  by Pacific Enterprises)  or Preferred Stock.  The
following  table sets forth  the number of shares  of Pacific Enterprises Common
Stock beneficially owned as of March 18, 1996 by each director and nominee, each
executive officer named under "Executive Compensation" and, as a group, all such
persons and all other executive officers of the Gas Company.
 

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                                                                      NUMBER OF SHARES
NAME                                                                  OF COMMON STOCK
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Hyla H. Bertea.....................................................           5,429
Herbert L. Carter (#1).............................................             852
Richard D. Farman (#2).............................................         152,745
Wilford D. Godbold, Jr.............................................           2,000
Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr. (#2)........................................          36,237
Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr. (#3)........................................           1,373
Harold M. Messmer, Jr..............................................           1,000
Paul A. Miller.....................................................          11,386
Warren I. Mitchell (#2)............................................          60,420
Roy M. Rawlings (#2)...............................................          29,452
Debra L. Reed (#2).................................................          17,690
Richard J. Stegemeier..............................................           1,000
Lee M. Stewart (#2)................................................          21,015
Diana L. Walker....................................................             512
Willis B. Wood, Jr. (#2)...........................................         262,286
All Directors and Executive Officers as a group (21 persons)(#2)...         707,333
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#1 Includes 39 shares held as guardian.
 
#2 Includes shares  issuable upon exercise  of employee stock  options that  are
    exercisable  prior to May 31, 1996.  Such option shares total 134,666 shares
    for Mr.  Farman,  33,300 shares  for  Mr.  LoBaugh, 56,100  shares  for  Mr.
    Mitchell, 23,000 shares for Mr. Rawlings, 14,100 shares for Ms. Reed, 15,900
    shares  for Mr. Stewart, 234,000 shares for  Mr. Wood and 593,266 shares for
    all executive officers as a group.
 
#3 Includes 500 shares held by spouse.
 
    The shares of Pacific  Enterprises Common Stock owned  by all directors  and
executive  officers as  a group represent  less than 1%  of Pacific Enterprises'
voting shares.
 
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    THE INFORMATION  CONTAINED UNDER  THE CAPTION  "REPORT OF  THE  COMPENSATION
COMMITTEE" SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE "SOLICITING MATERIAL" OR TO BE "FILED" WITH
THE   SECURITIES  AND  EXCHANGE  COMMISSION  AND  SHALL  NOT  BE  DEEMED  TO  BE
INCORPORATED INTO ANY FILING BY SOCALGAS UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT  OF 1934 IN  THE ABSENCE OF  SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO  SUCH
INFORMATION AND CAPTION.
 
                      REPORT OF THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
 
    The Compensation Committee reviews management compensation levels, evaluates
management performance, and considers management succession and related matters.
The Committee also administers executive incentive plans.
 
    Each  year the  Compensation Committee  reviews and  approves a compensation
plan  for  executive  officers.  The  plan  is  developed  in  conjunction  with
independent  compensation  consultants  and includes  a  review  of compensation
practices of large  gas and  electric utilities and  gas transmission  companies
throughout the United States, a review of the performance of these companies and
SoCalGas,   and  subjective  judgments  as  to  the  past  and  expected  future
contributions of individual executives.
 
    Base salaries are reviewed annually and adjustments are also considered upon
changes in  executive  responsibilities. Annual  performance  bonus  opportunity
levels  are developed and payment of bonuses tied to success in achieving a rate
of return on equity derived from that authorized for SoCalGas by the  California
Public  Utilities Commission. Longer term  incentive compensation is provided by
annual  grants  of  employee  stock  options  to  purchase  shares  of   Pacific
Enterprises Common Stock.
 
COMPENSATION CONSULTANTS
 
    To  assist in performing  its functions, the  Compensation Committee retains
Hewitt Associates,  a  nationally  recognized consulting  firm  specializing  in
executive  compensation  issues.  Hewitt  Associates  assists  the  Committee in
formulating  executive  compensation  policies  and  advises  the  Committee  on
programs  and practices to implement policies adopted by the Committee. In doing
so, Hewitt Associates prepares and reviews with the Committee surveys and  other
materials  reflecting  executive compensation  policies  of other  companies and
other factors (including relative  performance and general economic  conditions)
which they deem relevant.
 
COMPENSATION POLICY
 
    The  Compensation Committee has  adopted a policy  that overall compensation
(salary, targeted annual bonuses  and the grant-date  estimated value of  annual
employee   stock  option   awards)  for  executive   officers  generally  should
approximate  the  mid-point  of  overall  compensation  for  similar  levels  of
responsibility  at  large energy  utilities and  gas transmission  companies. To
align compensation with  performance, the  Committee has  also adopted  programs
which   afford  the   flexibility  to  recognize   exceptional  results  through
incentive-based compensation.
 
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    The Compensation  Committee believes  its policies  appropriately align  the
financial  interests of executives  with those of  shareholders. All elements of
executive compensation are at levels comparable to other large energy  utilities
and  gas transmission companies for comparable levels of performance in 1995. In
addition, amounts paid as annual bonuses and the realized value of stock options
is highly variable and closely tied to corporate performance. As a  consequence,
much of an executive officer's compensation is "at risk" with the targeted value
of  annual bonuses and  the grant-date estimated value  of annual employee stock
option awards  intended to  contribute from  about 40%  to 60%  of total  annual
compensation.
 
COMPENSATION AWARDS
 
    SALARIES
 
    Warren I. Mitchell, President, received a salary increase 5.3% for 1995.
 
    PERFORMANCE BONUSES
 
    The    Compensation   Committee   establishes   annual   performance   bonus
opportunities for  executive officers  based upon  the attainment  of  objective
financial  goals.  Performance  at  targeted levels  is  intended  to compensate
executive officers  with bonuses  at  the midpoint  for bonuses  for  comparable
levels of responsibility and performance at other large energy utilities and gas
transmission  companies. Target  award levels for  1995 ranged from  40% of base
salary for the President to 25% of base salary for Vice Presidents with  maximum
award levels for excellent performance ranging from 60% to 38% of base salary.
 
    Continued  superior performance during 1995 resulted in SoCalGas achieving a
return on equity of 13.9%.  This return is substantially  above the 12% rate  of
return  authorized by the California Public  Utilities Commission and the target
return established by the Compensation Committee for the payment of  performance
bonuses.  This  excellent return,  together  with favorable  assessments  of his
contributions to achieving it, resulted in paying a maximum performance bonus to
Mr. Mitchell for 1995.
 
    STOCK OPTIONS
 
    To  provide  long-term   incentive  compensation   and  in   lieu  of   cash
compensation,  the  Compensation  Committee relies  exclusively  upon  awards of
options to purchase Pacific Enterprises Common Stock. Stock options are  granted
with an exercise price that is not less than the fair market value of the option
shares  at the date of the grant. They are typically granted for a ten-year term
and vest in equal cumulative annual  installments over a three-year period  with
vesting and exercisability subject only to continuing employment.
 
    Commencing  in 1995,  the Compensation  Committee also  began granting stock
options with  performance-based dividend  equivalents. These  provide  executive
officers with the opportunity to receive, upon the exercise of an option, all or
a   portion  of  the   cash  dividends  that   would  have  been   paid  on  the
 
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shares as to which the option is exercised as if the shares had been outstanding
from the date the option was granted. No dividend equivalents are payable unless
Pacific Enterprises meets a threshold three-year cash flow performance goal  and
the percentage of dividends paid as dividend equivalents (to a maximum of all of
the  dividends that  would have been  paid on  the shares) will  depend upon the
extent to which  this threshold performance  goal is exceeded.  In addition,  no
dividend   equivalents  are   payable  in  respect   of  the   exercise  of  any
"out-of-the-money" option -- an option for which the exercise price exceeds  the
market value of the shares purchased.
 
    In awarding stock options, the Compensation Committee sizes option grants to
provide  a grant-date estimated value at the approximate midpoint for option and
other long-term  incentive awards  provided by  large energy  utilities and  gas
transmission  companies  for  comparable  levels  of  responsibility.  Since the
Compensation Committee uses  only stock options  to provide long-term  incentive
compensation,  option  awards  are  typically  larger  than  those  at otherwise
comparable companies that  provide additional forms  of long-term  compensation.
During  1995, Mr.  Mitchell was  awarded options  having a  grant-date estimated
value of $173,070 (27,000 shares).
 
                                          COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
                                          Harold M. Messmer, Jr., Chairman
                                          Wilford D. Godbold, Jr.
                                          Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr.
                                          Richard J. Stegemeier
 
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                             EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
    The following table  summarizes the  compensation paid by  SoCalGas and  its
affiliates  to SoCalGas'  President and its  other four  most highly compensated
executive officers.
 
                           SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 

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<CAPTION>
                               ANNUAL COMPENSATION          LONG-TERM COMPENSATION
                             ------------------------  ---------------------------------
                                                               AWARDS            PAYOUTS
                                                       -----------------------   -------
                                                                      SHARES
                                                       RESTRICTED   UNDERLYING             ALL OTHER
         NAME AND                                        STOCK       OPTIONS/     LTIP    COMPENSATION
    PRINCIPAL POSITIONS      YEAR   SALARY    BONUS      AWARDS        SARS      PAYOUTS     (1)(2)
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<S>                          <C>   <C>       <C>       <C>          <C>          <C>      <C>
Warren I. Mitchell           1995  $306,000  $180,000   $   -0-       27,000     $  -0-     $ 5,836
  President                  1994  $291,000  $171,000   $   -0-       25,000     $  -0-     $ 6,803
                             1993  $271,000  $154,200   $   -0-       32,000     $  -0-     $ 8,243
Debra L. Reed                1995  $221,000  $112,875   $   -0-       15,000     $  -0-     $ 5,269
  Senior Vice President      1994  $183,600  $ 67,000   $   -0-        7,000     $  -0-     $ 5,139
                             1993  $177,600  $ 60,000   $   -0-        4,500     $  -0-     $ 5,800
Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr.       1995  $251,000  $ 81,300   $   -0-        7,500     $  -0-     $ 7,236
  Vice President and         1994  $251,000  $110,250   $   -0-       10,000     $  -0-     $ 7,698
  General Counsel            1993  $241,000  $141,000   $   -0-       24,000     $  -0-     $ 3,863
Lee M. Stewart               1995  $211,000  $107,625   $   -0-       15,000     $  -0-     $ 4,845
  Senior Vice President      1994  $165,300  $ 51,000   $   -0-        7,000     $  -0-     $ 5,075
                             1993  $156,300  $ 50,000   $   -0-        4,500     $  -0-     $ 5,090
Roy M. Rawlings              1995  $181,800  $ 65,900   $   -0-        7,500     $  -0-     $ 4,453
  Vice President             1994  $173,800  $ 59,000   $   -0-        7,000     $  -0-     $ 3,745
                             1993  $166,800  $ 56,000   $   -0-        4,500     $  -0-     $ 4,737
</TABLE>

 
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(1) Consists of  interest accruals on  deferred compensation above  120% of  the
    applicable  federal rate, the  dollar value of  insurance premiums paid with
    respect to the term portion of life insurance and employer contributions  to
    defined  contribution plans. Such interest  accruals, insurance premiums and
    contributions for 1995 were, respectively,  $271, $1,065 and $4,500 for  Mr.
    Mitchell;  $-0-, $769 and $4,500  for Ms. Reed; $3,263,  $858 and $3,115 for
    Mr. LoBaugh; $-0-, $734 and $4,111 for Mr. Stewart; and $61, $633 and $3,759
    for Mr. Rawlings.
 
(2)  A  life  insurance  policy  has  been  purchased  for  Mr.  LoBaugh   under
    arrangements  providing for offsets of  supplemental pension benefits by the
    cash surrender value of  the policy. If Mr.  LoBaugh had become entitled  to
    the  cash surrender value of his policy  at December 31, 1995, he would have
    received  benefits  which  would  have  exceeded  his  supplemental  pension
    benefits by $663,100.
 
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STOCK OPTIONS
 
    Pacific  Enterprises maintains a Stock Option  Plans pursuant to which stock
options may be granted to employees of SoCalGas to purchase Pacific  Enterprises
Common Stock. The following table sets forth information regarding stock options
granted  during 1995 to each of the Gas Company's executive officers named under
"Executive Compensation -- Summary Compensation Table."
 
                             OPTION/SAR GRANTS (1)
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                             NUMBER OF        PERCENT OF
                                              SHARES        TOTAL OPTIONS/                                     GRANT DATE
                                            UNDERLYING      SARS GRANTED TO      EXERCISE      EXPIRATION      ESTIMATED
                  NAME                     OPTIONS/SARS    EMPLOYEES IN 1995      PRICE           DATE      PRESENT VALUE(2)
- ----------------------------------------   -------------   -----------------   ------------    ----------   ----------------
<S>                                        <C>             <C>                 <C>             <C>          <C>
Warren I. Mitchell......................       27,000              4.6      %  $     24 1/4        3/6/05   $      173,070
 
Debra L. Reed...........................       15,000              2.6      %  $     24 1/4        3/6/05   $       96,150
 
Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr...................        7,500              1.3      %  $     24 1/4        3/6/05   $       48,075
 
Lee M. Stewart..........................       15,000              2.6      %  $     24 1/4        3/6/05   $       96,150
 
Roy M. Rawlings.........................        7,500              1.3      %  $     24 1/4        3/6/05   $       48,075
</TABLE>

 
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(1) All options are to purchase shares of Pacific Enterprises Common Stock; were
    granted with  performance based  dividend equivalents  (see "Report  of  the
    Compensation  Committee -- Stock Options") were granted at an exercise price
    of 100% of the fair market value of the option shares on the date of  grant;
    are  for a ten-year term, subject  to earlier expiration upon termination of
    employment;  and  are  exercisable  in  cumulative  annual  installments  of
    one-third of the shares initially subject to the option on each of the first
    three  anniversaries  of the  date of  grant.  Upon a  change in  control in
    Pacific Enterprises,  the time  periods relating  to the  exercise of  stock
    options  will be accelerated and, upon  the request of the optionee, Pacific
    Enterprises will purchase  the option  for an amount  in cash  equal to  the
    amount which could be realized upon the exercise thereof.
 
(2)  Estimated present value is based on the Black Scholes Model and consists of
    an option  value of  $4.13 and  a dividend  equivalent value  of $2.28.  The
    following  assumptions were  used in  the Black  Scholes Model:  stock price
    volatility of 25.44%,  a risk-free  rate of return  of 7.2%,  and an  annual
    dividend  yield of 5.28%.  Further adjustments were  made based on actuarial
    assumptions regarding the termination of employment prior to option  vesting
    and  prior to  expiration of  the ten-year  option term,  reducing estimated
    values by 15.54% and  9.08% respectively. The  dividend equivalent value  is
    based  on $1.28 annual dividend  (the rate in effect  on the grant date) and
    the volatility of the cash
 
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    flow measures which  determine the  amount of dividend  equivalent paid.  At
    target  levels of  performance 67% of  the dividends are  paid. Options will
    have no actual  value unless the  stock price appreciates  from the date  of
    grant to the exercise date.
 
    The following table sets forth for each executive officer named in the under
"Executive  Compensation  -- Summary  Compensation Table"  information regarding
stock options to purchase shares  of Pacific Enterprises Common Stock  exercised
in 1995 and stock options outstanding at December 31, 1995.
 
            OPTION/SARS EXERCISES AND OUTSTANDING OPTION/SAR VALUES
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                NUMBER OF
                                   OPTIONS/SARS            PACIFIC ENTERPRISES            VALUE OF UNEXERC ISED
                                EXERC ISED IN 1995        UNEXERC ISED OPTIONS          IN-THE-MONEY OPTIONS/SARS
                                -------------------      AT DECEMBER 31, 1995(1)          AT DECEMBER 31, 1995
                                 SHARES     VALUE     -----------------------------   -----------------------------
                                ACQUIRED   REALIZED   EXERCISABLE    UNEXERCISABLE    EXERCISABLE    UNEXERCISABLE
                                --------   --------   ------------   --------------   ------------   --------------
                                                             (OPTION SHARES)
<S>                             <C>        <C>        <C>            <C>              <C>            <C>
Warren I. Mitchell............  15,000     $ 78,125      35,100           78,200        $84,800         $545,000
Debra L. Reed.................   6,800     $ 23,675       6,800           24,200        $-0-            $118,388
Leslie E. LoBaugh, Jr.........  29,600     $137,950      16,000           43,900        $-0-            $287,400
Lee M. Stewart................   3,200     $ 18,175       8,600           24,200        $10,800         $129,188
Roy M. Rawlings...............   -0-       $ -0-         18,200           16,700        $32,175         $120,563
</TABLE>

 
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(1) The exercise price of outstanding options ranges from $19 1/4 to $50 7/8.
 
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PENSION BENEFITS
 
    The  following table sets forth estimated annual pension benefits, including
supplemental pension benefits, payable  upon retirement at  age 65 to  SoCalGas'
executive  officers (based upon  payment of benefits as  a straight life annuity
and after maximum offset for social security benefits but without offset for any
other benefits) in various compensation and years-of-service classifications.
 
                               PENSION PLAN TABLE
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      YEARS OF SERVICE (2)
                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
REMUNERATION (1)                  15 YEARS     20 YEARS     25 YEARS     30 YEARS     35 YEARS
- -------------------------------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
 
<C>            <S>               <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>
$     200,000  ................  $    95,000  $   115,000  $   117,500  $   120,000  $   122,500
      400,000  ................      195,000      235,000      240,000      245,000      250,000
      600,000  ................      295,000      355,000      362,500      370,000      377,500
      800,000  ................      395,000      475,000      485,000      495,000      505,000
    1,000,000  ................      495,000      595,000      607,500      620,000      632,500
    1,200,000  ................      595,000      715,000      730,000      745,000      760,000
</TABLE>

 
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(1) Average salary for highest three consecutive years of service and average of
    three highest annual bonuses during the last ten years of service.
 
(2) Years of continuous service for each executive officer named in the  Summary
    Compensation  Table number 37 for Mr. Mitchell,  17 for Ms. Reed, 20 for Mr.
    LoBaugh, 28 for Mr. Stewart and 22 for Mr. Rawlings.
 
                             SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS
 
    Shareholders intending to  bring any  business before an  Annual Meeting  of
Shareholders  of  SoCalGas, including  nominations  of persons  for  election as
directors, must give written notice to the  Secretary of the Gas Company of  the
business  to be  presented. The  notice must  be received  at the  Gas Company's
offices within  the periods  and  must be  accompanied  by the  information  and
documents  specified in  SoCalGas' bylaws,  a copy of  which may  be obtained by
writing to the Secretary of the Gas Company.
 
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    The period for notice of business  to be brought by shareholders before  the
1996  Annual Meeting of Shareholders has expired.  The period for the receipt by
SoCalGas of notice  of business to  be brought by  shareholders before the  1997
Annual Meeting of Shareholders will commence on January 2, 1997 and end on March
3, 1997.
 
                              INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
    The  Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of its Audit Committee, has
selected Deloitte & Touche  LLP to serve as  SoCalGas' independent auditors  for
1996. Representatives of Deloitte & Touche LLP are expected to attend the Annual
Meeting. They will have the opportunity to make a statement if they desire to do
so and to respond to appropriate questions from shareholders.
 
                                 ANNUAL REPORTS
 
    The  Gas Company's  1995 Annual Report  to Shareholders  (which includes its
Annual Report to the Securities and  Exchange Commission on Form 10-K) is  being
mailed to shareholders together with this Information Statement.
 
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