We also have large pipeline investments, including a joint venture with Southern Natural Gas and a partnership in several new pipelines designed to transport natural gas out of the Marcellus shale, the largest gas producing region of the country, to the East Coast. These investments provide our own utilities and others with greater access to this significant resource.
In addition to owning our own compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet, we build and maintain CNG fueling stations for customer fleets and develop public access stations in some states.
We also own a wholesale service business that manages physical natural gas assets across the U.S. Our family of companies offers expertise and market knowledge to help wholesale clients manage their natural gas assets and needs more effectively.
Maintaining a diversified portfolio of companies optimizes our ability to weather economic storms and provide consistent value to our stakeholders. With our size and scope, Southern Company Gas is well-positioned to lead our industry into the future.