About Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is one of the nine energy-distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts serves nearly 300,000 natural gas customers. NiSource operating companies serve more than 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts continues to grow as more businesses and homeowners convert from oil and electricity to natural gas. Today, natural gas satisfies 24 percent of our nation's total energy demand and only 18 percent of New England's energy demand. The region's under-saturated natural gas market means growth opportunities for natural gas companies, which are unparalleled in most other areas of the country.
The use of natural gas in New England is expected to significantly grow due to the region's increased pipeline capacity. The region is now supplied with natural gas from five major pipelines, from both the north and south, including the Algonquin Gas Transmission System, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System and Maritimes Northeast Pipeline.