Since early this morning, Columbia Gas has received nearly 600 calls reporting an odor similar to natural gas. The calls began on the south side of Columbus and have spread northward. Technicians are investigating each report. So far, the company has not found any natural gas issue that would explain this odor.
If someone is concerned about a natural gas odor, they may call Columbia Gas to report it. Columbia appreciates everyone’s patience while the investigation continues.
Columbia Gas of Ohio safely delivers clean and efficient natural gas to approximately 1.4 million customers in 61 of Ohio’s 88 counties. With headquarters in Columbus, it is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) and is the largest natural gas utility in the state. NiSource companies deliver energy to approximately 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. More information about Columbia Gas of Ohio is available at: ColumbiaGasOhio.com. Be sure to call 811 at least two business days before you dig. For information about natural gas safety and what to do if you suspect a gas leak, go to: www.safegasohio.org.