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Virginia Natural Gas honored as Environmental Champion for second year in a row
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Oct. 24, 2016 – For the second consecutive year, Virginia Natural Gas has been named Environmental Champion, recognized by its customers for leadership in environmental stewardship according to a recent Cogent Reports™ by Market Strategies International.
“We are proud to be named Environmental Champion for the second year in a row,” said Jim Kibler, president of Virginia Natural Gas. “This honor reaffirms the efforts we have made through our energy conservation program, energySMART, and other sustainability initiatives to build, promote and safeguard our most valuable resource – the environment.”
The Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential study ranked Virginia Natural Gas, which provides safe and reliable natural gas service to 290,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeastern Virginia, among the nation’s largest natural gas utilities. The study recognized the company’s dedication to the environment, support of sustainability initiatives, commitment to environmentally friendly energy sources, encouragement of green initiatives and offerings of tools to help customers save energy.
To learn more about how Virginia Natural Gas demonstrates its commitment to the environment, visit www.virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/VirginiaNaturalGasCo) and Twitter (Twitter.com/VaNaturalGas).
About Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Natural Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to 290,000 customers in southeast Virginia. Virginia Natural Gas has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers, and in 2016 was ranked second in customer satisfaction among mid-size utilities in the South and third nationally by J.D. Power and Associates. Also in 2016, Virginia Natural Gas was recognized as an Environmental Champion by Cogent™ Reports and as the Local Distribution Company of the Year by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association. For more information, visit www.virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/VirginiaNaturalGasCo) and Twitter (Twitter.com/VaNaturalGas).
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate gas pipelines,asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at www.southerncompanygas.com.