Columbia Gas of Virginia Adjusts Gas Costs

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CHESTER, VA. – August 28, 2014 – Columbia Gas of Virginia customers will see their seasonal monthly bills increase to $42.38 from a current level of $41.43 effective today. This comparison is based on a 23 Ccf seasonal monthly usage level. A Ccf is the measurement used for natural gas usage and is the equivalent of 100 cubic feet. The rate change reflects an update to the costs Columbia Gas will incur in purchasing gas for its customers over the upcoming three month period.

Columbia Gas reminds customers to enroll in free programs which can help manage their energy bills, including:
• The Budget Payment Plan which allows customers to spread evenly the annual customer energy costs;
• Direct e-bill, a paperless billing service which saves energy and the natural resources required to produce paper bills. Details on all Columbia Gas programs can be found at

Customers can also save money by taking advantage of the WarmWise energy efficiency and conservation program, Columbia Gas customers can reduce individual natural gas consumption and manage their cost of energy. To learn more go to

The Virginia State Corporation Commission reviews all purchased gas adjustment (PGA) rate changes. Columbia Gas typically adjusts its gas costs on a quarterly basis to reflect the price the company pays for natural gas. By law these costs are passed on dollar for dollar to customers without markup or profit.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia delivers safe, reliable and clean natural gas to over 251,000 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