As part of its strategic plan to create efficiencies through combined operations, Southern Union Company’s New England Division announced that its distribution companies, including ProvGas, Valley Gas, Fall River Gas, North Attleboro Gas, and Bristol-Warren Gas will immediately begin operations as New England Gas Company, the company said in a release.
“We feel the name New England Gas Company expresses our commitment to our region and fully explains who and what we are…the local gas distribution company,” said Thomas C. Robillard, president and COO of Providence-based New England Gas Company. “Our goal is to create a new company that is the premier local natural gas distributor in New England. The only way that we can reach that goal is through improved service and a commitment to manage our company more efficiently.”
Southern Union completed the purchase of the three natural gas distribution companies in September 2000. Southern Union is an international energy distribution company with divisions in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida and Mexico.