Sempra Energy
PACIFIC ENTERPRISES INC(Form: SC 13G/A 0000729057-97-000153, Received: 10 February 1997, 04:31:23 PM)  
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Amendment #1

Name of
Issuer: PACIFIC ENTERPRISES INC

Title of Class
of Securities: Common Stock

CUSIP Number:    694232109

1)  NAME OF I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF REPORTING PERSON

        The Prudential Insurance Company of America     22-1211670

2.) MEMBER OF A GROUP:  (a)  N/A
                                        (b)  N/A

3)  SEC USE ONLY:



4)  PLACE OF ORGANIZATION:      A mutual insurance company organized
                under the laws of the State of New Jersey

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY REPORTING PERSON WITH:

5)  Sole Voting Power:          405,024         See Exhibit A
6)  Shared Voting Power:        3,798,211               See Exhibit A
7)  Sole Dispositive Power:     405,024         See Exhibit A
8)  Shared Dispositive Power:   3,924,611               See Exhibit A

9)  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED:
                        4,329,635       See Exhibit A

10)  AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES SHARES:       Not Applicable

11) PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9):
                        5.09 See Exhibit A

12) TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON:  IC, IA

ITEM 1(a).  NAME OF ISSUER:

                      PACIFIC ENTERPRISES INC

ITEM 1(b).  ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S EXECUTIVE OFFICES:

                      PACIFIC ENTERPRISES INC
                      555 West  Fifth St.
                      Suite 2900
                      Los Angeles,  CA 90013




ITEM 2(a).  NAME OF PERSON FILING:

                 The Prudential Insurance Company of America

ITEM 2(b).  ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE:

                        751 Broad Street
                        Newark, New Jersey  07102-3777

ITEM 2(c).  CITIZENSHIP:

                        A mutual insurance company organized under the
laws of
                        the State of New Jersey

ITEM 2(d).  TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:

                        Common  Stock

ITEM 2(e).  CUSIP NUMBER:

                        694232109

ITEM 3.         The Person filing this statement is an Insurance
Company
                        as defined in Section 3(a) (19) of the Securities
Exchange
                        Act of 1934, and an Investment Adviser registered
under
                        Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

ITEM 4.  OWNERSHIP:

                (a) Number of Shares
                      Beneficially Owned:       4,329,635  See Exhibit A

                (b) Percent of Class:           5.09

                                                        Number
                (c) Powers                              Of Shares

- ------------------------------------- --------------------------
                     Sole power to vote or              405,024 See Exhibit A
                     to direct the vote

                     Shared power to vote or            3,798,211       See Exhibit A
                     to direct the vote

                     Sole power to dispose or           405,024 See Exhibit A
                     to direct disposition

                     Shared power to dispose            3,924,611       See Exhibit A
                     or to direct disposition

ITEM 5.  OWNERSHIP OF 5% OR LESS OF A CLASS:

                Not Applicable


ITEM 6.  OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN 5% ON BEHALF OF
         ANOTHER PERSON:

                See Exhibit A

ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE
        SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING
        REPORTED ON BY THE ULTIMATE PARENT COMPANY:

                Not Applicable

ITEM 8.  IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF
         MEMBERS OF THE GROUP:

                Not Applicable

ITEM 9.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP:

                Not Applicable

ITEM 10.  CERTIFICATION:

        By signing below, the Prudential Insurance Company of America
        certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the
        securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course
        of business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not
        have the effect of changing or influencing the control of the
        issuer of such securities and were not acquired in connection
        with or as a participant in any transaction having such purpose
        or effect.

        The filing of this statement should not be construed as an
admission that
Prudential is, for purposes of Sections 13 or 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, the beneficial owner of such shares.



                                SIGNATURE

        After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and
        belief, The Prudential Insurance Company of America certifies that
        the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and
        correct.


        THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

        By:     Richard S. Biegen
                Director, Securities Law Compliance

        Date:   01/28/97
        As of:  12/31/96


                                Exhibit A
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ITEM 6.  OWNERSHIP:

The Prudential Insurance Company of America ('Prudential') presently holds
40,100 shares of Issuer's common  stock for the benefit of its general
account.

In addition, Prudential may have direct or indirect voting and/or
investment discretion over 4,289,535 shares which are held for the benefit
of its clients by its separate accounts, externally managed accounts,
registered investment companies, subsidiaries and/or other affiliates.
Prudential is reporting the combined holdings of these entities for the p
urpose of administrative convenience.

These shares were acquired in the ordinary course of business, and not
with the purpose or effect of changing or influencing control of the
Issuer.  The filing of this statement should not be construed as an
admission that Prudential is, for the purposes of Sections 13 or 16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the beneficial owner of these shares.