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Virginia Natural Gas unveils plan to hire dozens of new workers across Southeast Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – May 7, 2020 – Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) announced today that it is hiring dozens of permanent positions within the company to be based throughout Southeast Virginia.

“At Virginia Natural Gas, we recognize the impact COVID-19 has had on the unemployment rates in our region and the uncertainty it creates,” said Jim Kibler, president of Virginia Natural Gas. “We are moving forward with plans to add new full-time team members and provide critical employment opportunities during these challenging economic times.”  

The positions are being added as the company expands its investment in its natural gas infrastructure modernization program, and to continue to provide quality construction oversight due to increased workloads. The new hires will also address the company’s aging workforce and workforce development plans.

Named one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads for 2019 by Inside Business, VNG is looking for candidates to fill full-time positions including Project Coordinators, Construction Inspectors and Utility Workers across its service territory in Hampton Roads.

This announcement is just one of several ways Virginia Natural Gas and its parent company, Southern Company Gas, are supporting Virginians during the fallout of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 23, the Southern Company Gas family of companies announced plans to donate $2.5 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts, $300,000 of which was invested by Virginia Natural Gas to help critical relief organizations support their efforts to provide essential services to area residents during the coronavirus outbreak, with a specific focus on helping feed seniors, children and low-income families. Additionally, Virginia Natural Gas instituted a moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment, continuing service for those economically impacted by COVID-19.

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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 natural gas service to nearly 300,000 customers in southeast Virginia and has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers. Consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the company has also been recognized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for its safety, community outreach and educational programs, and was named Local Distribution Company for three consecutive years. Virginia Natural Gas has been ranked by its business customers as being one of the most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry according to Cogent Reports, and as one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility 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

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