Columbia Gas of Virginia Supports “RACE – Are We So Different?” Exhibit with a $10,000 Grant

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February 17, 2012

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Chester, VA – February 17, 2012 –Columbia Gas of Virginia is a sponsor of the groundbreaking exhibit “RACE – Are We So Different?” hosted by the Science Museum of Virginia through April 29.

Columbia Gas of Virginia has provided the $10,000 grant to the Science Museum of Virginia in part to cover the field trip expense so that more than 300 area students can experience the exhibit.

“At Columbia Gas of Virginia, our success depends on our ability to be open to the diversity of our customers and employees so we may be a better community partner and a stronger company,” said Carl Levander, president of Columbia Gas of Virginia. “We support the goal of the RACE exhibit to help individuals better understand the origins of the concept of race and to learn the many ways in which we are more alike than different.”

To learn more about the “RACE – Are We So Different?” exhibit go to www.smv.org.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia delivers safe, reliable and clean natural gas to over 243,000 customers in portions of Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, suburban Richmond, Central Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and parts of Western Virginia. With headquarters in Chesterfield County, the company is one of the 7 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) serving 3.8 million natural gas and electric customers. Always call 811 before you dig and Dig with CARE. Learn more at www.ColumbiaGasVa.com. .