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Virginia Natural Gas named one of Hampton Roads’ Top Workplaces

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – August 14, 2023 – Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads for 2023 by Inside Business, the Hampton Roads business journal.  

This annual award recognizes companies that go above and beyond to create a positive working environment for their employees by providing a motivational workplace that makes their lives easier, allows time for fun, supports community involvement and work-life balance.

“This award reflects the advances we have made toward the health and safety of our employees and sustaining an inclusive culture that allows each of us to grow and prosper,” said Robert Duvall, President of Virginia Natural Gas. “Providing the tools and resources necessary for our employees and their families to live healthier lifestyles has always been a top priority, and we remain committed to finding ways to invest in the long-term health and well-being of our employees.”

Top Workplace awards are based solely on feedback captured from an employee engagement survey. The recognition program looks at businesses that truly stand out among those of similar workforce size.

Virginia Natural Gas had an impressive 82% participation rate from team members who expressed their overall satisfaction working for the company with safety and diversity being the most popular words used to describe the company’s values and culture.

The Company was honored at a luncheon Thursday, Aug. 10, along with the formal announcement of all this year’s recipients.

About Virginia Natural Gas

Virginia Natural Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas service to more than 300,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in southeast Virginia. Consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the company also has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Energy (Virginia Energy) and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for its safety, innovation, environmental stewardship, community outreach and educational programs, and has been named Local Distribution Company of the Year five times since 2015. The company has been ranked by its business customers as one of the most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry according to Cogent Reports, and a Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. For more information, visit and connect with the company on FacebookTwitter,  Instagram, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.

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 4.4 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit

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