Distribution Operations

Our four natural gas utilities that deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to approximately 4.2 million customers represent the largest component of our business. These utilities construct, manage and maintain intrastate natural gas pipelines, distribution facilities and peaking and storage facilities. They also respond to and repair gas leaks and other requests for service, as well as have responsibility for meter readings. While most of our customers buy their natural gas directly from the local utilities, some of our customers in Illinois and all of our customers in Georgia buy natural gas from their retail marketer of choice due to deregulation in these states.

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Distribution Location Details

Atlanta Gas Light is the oldest corporation in the state and is the largest natural gas utility in the Southeast. In Georgia’s deregulated natural gas market, we don’t sell natural gas to customers. Instead, we operate and maintain the infrastructure that delivers gas to customers of certified natural gas marketers.

Founded

1856

Headquarters

Atlanta, GA

President

Bryan Batson

Customer Base

1.6 Million

Communities

237 Communities served throughout the state of Georgia

Chattanooga Gas provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 66,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee and is responsible for delivering more than 15 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year.

Founded

1890

Headquarters

Chattanooga, TN

President

Bryan Batson

Customer Base

66k

Communities

Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and Signal Mountain

Nicor Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, serving 2.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers with reliable supply. The company purchases natural gas during the summer months when it is normally less expensive and stores it for use throughout the year. These natural gas purchasing strategies, coupled with company-owned underground storage facilities, ensure that Nicor Gas customers receive reliable, competitively priced service.

Founded

1954

Headquarters

Naperville, IL

President

Melvin D. Williams

Customer Base

2.2 Million

Communities

646 communities in the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago

Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to nearly 300,000 customers in southeast Virginia. Virginia Natural Gas has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers and is consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates. In 2018, Virginia Natural Gas was named Local Distribution Company of the Year by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for the third consecutive year. Virginia Natural Gas contributes to the communities it serves through employee volunteerism and donations to energy assistance programs and nonprofit agencies.

Founded

1850

Headquarters

Virginia Beach, VA

President

Jim Kibler

Customer Base

~300k

Communities

Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and Hanover County