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With roots that stretch back to 1850, Virginia Natural Gas serves more than 310,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeastern Virginia.

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Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall

President and CEO, Virginia Natural Gas

Robert Duvall serves as president of Virginia Natural Gas. In this role, he is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to over 310,000 customers in southeastern Virginia and the Company’s system growth and expansion and community involvement. In addition, Duvall serves as senior vice president of Southern Company Gas and is a member of the
Southern Company Gas Management Council. Southern Company Gas is a subsidiary of Southern Company and the parent company of Virginia Natural Gas.

Before assuming his current position, Duvall served as senior vice president of Customer Operations, Safety and Technical Training for Southern Company Gas. In this role, he led the Company's customer experience, work scheduling, safety and technical training operations to deliver an outstanding engagement with customers through uncompromising values of safety,
trust, performance and commitment.

In 2020, Robert returned to Virginia, where he served as president from 2014 to 2016, to lead the Company through Covid 19 and to establish the new energy future where natural gas is the foundation fuel. In previous roles, he served in a variety of engineering and operations positions, including as vice president of Operations for Virginia Natural Gas and managing director of Field Operations for Atlanta Gas Light. Duvall joined Southern Company Gas in 1984 as a distribution engineer for Atlanta Gas Light.

A graduate of the Civic Leadership Institute of Hampton Roads Virginia, Duvall has served on numerous charitable and civic boards in both Virginia and Georgia including the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, Georgia One-Call Center and United Way. He also has worked closely
with March of Dimes, the Heart Association and Special Olympics.

A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Duvall earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Clemson University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia.

Duvall and his wife, Phyllis, reside in Virginia Beach.

Company History




City Gas Light Company receives a charter to illuminate the streets of Norfolk with gas lights.


Through many consolidations and mergers, the company eventually becomes part of the company today known as Dominion Virginia Power.


Management separates the two natural gas and electric power operations and creates Virginia Natural Gas as a separate division of Virginia Power.


VNG becomes a separate subsidiary of the Richmond-based Dominion Resources Inc.


Consolidated Natural Gas Company acquires VNG from Dominion Resources. The VNG operations continue with the same name, management team and practices, but with the significant advantages of affiliation with a large and highly regarded gas company.


The new millennium brings a new owner for VNG: AGL Resources Inc., an Atlanta-based energy holding company.


AGL Resources becomes Southern Company Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company.


As part of the Southern Company Gas family, we continue to deliver safe and reliable natural gas.