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Virginia Natural Gas Celebrates its 300,000th Customer

Outdoor natural gas grill prize package awarded to commemorate the milestone

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – April 18, 2018 – To commemorate its 300,000th customer, Virginia Natural Gas is bringing the indoor comforts of natural gas to one lucky residential customer’s outdoor living space. Patti Huntington purchased a home in Virginia Beach last year and when making upgrades to her property, switched to natural gas service for its efficiency and cost savings.

Huntington’s name was selected from a random drawing of all residential customers who opened a new Virginia Natural Gas account in January, when Virginia Natural Gas exceeded 300,000 customers. She has been awarded a Weber Spirit 2 natural gas-fired outdoor grill and grill cover, complete with Virginia Natural Gas grilling spatula and apron. The prize package includes professional installation of a natural gas line to the grill by a member contractor of the Qualified Gas Contractors Association of Virginia.

“This was a total surprise and the whole family is really excited!” Huntington said of the newest addition to the household. “Switching to natural gas was an easy decision – it’s more affordable and efficient. Now we can bring the ease of indoor cooking to our outdoor living space.”

In April, Jim Kibler, president of Virginia Natural Gas, with the assistance of Taylor’s Do It Center, delivered the prizes to Huntington’s home to commemorate the 300,000th customer milestone.

“More and more coastal Virginia residents are enjoying clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas,” Kibler said. “As the demand for energy continues to grow, our customers – 300,000 and counting – deserve energy they can depend on at a cost they can afford.”

Virginia homeowners can save up to 63 percent on their energy bills by switching to natural gas for heating and water heating when compared to other energy sources – use the online calculator to see the savings potential. For more information about switching to Virginia Natural Gas, visit virginianaturalgas.com/switch or call 844.449.9244 (option 3).

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 nearly 300,000 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 is consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates. In 2017, Virginia Natural Gas earned the Most Trusted Brand recognition from Market Strategies International’s Cogent Report™ study, and for the second consecutive year was named 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 virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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 4.6 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 non-utility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit www.southerncompanygas.com.

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