Virginia Natural Gas provides safe and reliable natural gas service to more than 300,000 customers across southeastern Virginia. To ensure the safety and reliability of our pipeline infrastructure, we continually perform regular safety checks and maintenance. There's a chance that you may see our qualified employees and contractors performing work in your neighborhood. VNG reminds community members to remain vigilant around any active construction site and practice the following safety precautions:
Step’s to Advance Virginia’s Energy (SAVE) Program
The Steps to Advance Virginia’s Energy (SAVE) is our company's modernization program aimed at renewing our existing natural gas infrastructure — enhancing the integrity, reliability and safety of our pipeline system. Through our SAVE projects, we replace aging, older pipes with new polyethylene plastic pipes that are more durable, reduce our methane emissions and are less expensive to maintain.
Since the SAVE program’s inception in 2012, Virginia Natural Gas has successfully replaced 100% of low-pressure pipeline from our natural gas system — upgrading over 471 miles of older aging pipes with more modern pipes. As a result of our SAVE projects alone, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 27% from 2012 to 2019. Our SAVE efforts are an extension of our commitment and dedication to providing best-in-class natural gas service, helping us fuel forward into the future.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Steps to Advance Virginia’s Energy program.
Read about the phases of SAVE pipeline replacement construction on our Construction Process Fact Sheet.
If you have questions about project work in your neighborhood, please call our Work in Your Neighborhood Project Hotline at 757.616.7565 or email us at VNGSAVE@southernco.com.
Virginia Natural Gas is proud to have completed the SAVE projects you'll find here.