Columbia Gas of Virginia Announces More Convenient Payment Locations

For Release:
March 1, 2012

Contact: Bob Innes
(804) 768-6410
(804) 512-1425 - cellular 
rinnes@nisource.com

CHESTER, VA. - MARCH 27, 2012 - Now there are more places to pay your Columbia Gas of Virginia bill! Columbia Gas of Virginia today announced that they have expanded their network of authorized payment locations to include most Walmarts, as well as more local grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail and service stores. A current, complete list of payment locations is available on the company’s Web site at www.ColumbiaGasVa.com.

In addition to several convenient ways to pay online or by phone, some customers prefer to pay in person while they’re running errands or to make a last-minute payment to avoid service disconnection. Columbia Gas of Virginia advises customers that it’s important to use only payment agents that the company has authorized to accept payments on its behalf. Although many businesses accept payments as a convenience to their customers, the company cannot guarantee that payments made at an unauthorized location will be processed on time, especially if disconnection is pending.

Columbia Gas of Virginia also reminds customers to take their bill with them when they make a payment, and to promptly report their payment receipt number to the company either online at www.ColumbiaGasVa.com or by phone at 1.800.543.8911.

Customers may also choose to pay their bill online by electronic check at no charge or to pay using their credit or debit card online or by phone. More information is available at www.ColumbiagasVa.com.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia

Columbia Gas of Virginia delivers safe, reliable and clean natural gas to over 244,000 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.

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