NiSource changes its name to Columbia Pipeline Group
NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage has officially changed its name to Columbia Pipeline Group, the company announced Monday.
The re-branded company is the parent of Columbia Gas Transmission, which operates the 20-inch gas pipeline that exploded in Sissonville in December.
Company spokeswoman Chevalier Mayes said the name change fully integrates the company with the Columbia brand, which makes up the majority of the company's 15,000-mile pipeline operations through subsidiaries Columbia Gas Transmission and Columbia Gulf Transmission.
"It's a proud day for us, as the Columbia brand has been around for more than 50 years and is recognized as premiere, safe and reliable- similarities and synergies that all of the Columbia distribution and transmission companies have," Mayes said. "These characteristics associated with the Columbia brand and our commitment to our customers, employees and the communities we serve will remain unchanged."
In addition to the two Columbia subsidiaries, the company also includes Crossroads Pipeline, Hardy Storage, Millennium Pipeline and NiSource Energy Ventures.
Combined, the companies operate about 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline and 37 storage fields, and deliver more than 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year. In addition to the name change, the company has launched a new website, www.columbiapipelinegroup.com and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/columbiapipelinegroup.