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"Dominion" portion of the Dominion East
Ohio name early on, but sometimes called,
and still call, the company, "Dominion Gas,"
"Dominion East Ohio Gas" or "Dominion
East" in print or on the air.
As the 21st Century's first decade moved
on, so did the pace of OGA member corporate ownership and name changes.
In 2006, Duke Energy, based in Charlotte,
North Carolina, finalized its $9 billion acquisition of Cinergy. The former Cincinnati Gas
& Electric now serves area customers as
Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky.
In May 2017, the company formerly
known as East Ohio Gas changed its name
for a second time, to Dominion Energy
Ohio. That change resulted when its parent
company changed its name and brand from
Dominion Resources to Dominion Energy.
At the time, Murphy, then serving as Vice
President and General Manager, Ohio & West
Virginia Distribution, said, "While our name
may be changing, what is not changing is
our commitment to safety, customer service
and our communities. Our 1,600 employees
remain dedicated to meeting the needs of
our 1.2 million customers and others who
depend on us. This new name reflects that
dedication and the importance of energy in
the lives of our customers and communities."
Since the 2000 Dominion merger, Ohio
customers, government officials, reporters and the general public have used the
abbreviated form, "Dominion," in referring
to the company. The same is true in Virginia,
where Dominion Virginia Power, previously
known as Virginia Electric Power Company
(VEPCO), is the commonwealth's largest
electric utility.
The use of "Dominion" as a shorthand
reference has not been a problem in Ohio,
where relatively few companies use that
word in their names. However, in Virginia,
the "Old Dominion State," hundreds of
companies include the word Dominion in
their names, just as many Ohio companies
use the word Buckeye.
"When you say 'Dominion' in Virginia, I'm
not sure if whom you are talking to knows
that it's the energy company, because there
are more than 1,000 companies here that use
the word Dominion in their names," notes
Lora Spiller, Dominion Energy Advertising
Program Manager and Strategic Advisor.
"The updated name, Dominion Energy,
strengthens the company's trademarks,
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while eliminating confusion with other companies that share the name 'Dominion,'"
Spiller says.
One can never tell when the next rebranding or ownership change will affect OGA
member companies, but it is probably a safe
bet that they will continue to occur over time.
For example, only in April of this year,
Houston-based CenterPoint Energy
announced a $6 billion merger with
Vectren, which is expected to close in the
first quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile, some important aspects of
the industry will never change, such as the
dedicated OGA member company employees, who continue providing clean-burning
natural gas safely, reliably and efficiently
each day.
Neil Durbin is a Senior Communications
Specialist with Dominion Energy Ohio. OGA
Pipeline Magazine writers Daniel Ball,
Alyssia Oshodi and Sally Thelen, contributed to this report.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of OGA Pipeline 2018

President’s Corner
Chair’s Report
OGA Members Commit to Achieve U.S. EPA Star Methane Challenge Emissions Goals
Names and Times Change for OGA Members, Safety, Service Commitment Remains Constant
All Aboard the Clean Air Express: Natural Gas Fueling Ohio Bus Fleets
Engineering a Mentoring Culture: Companies Developing Next Generation of Leaders
OGA Scholarship Winners
2018 OGA Affiliate, Associate, Corporate and Midstream Listings
2018 OGA Executive Board/Board of Trustees
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
OGA Pipeline 2018 - Intro
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - President’s Corner
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Chair’s Report
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - OGA Members Commit to Achieve U.S. EPA Star Methane Challenge Emissions Goals
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Names and Times Change for OGA Members, Safety, Service Commitment Remains Constant
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - All Aboard the Clean Air Express: Natural Gas Fueling Ohio Bus Fleets
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Engineering a Mentoring Culture: Companies Developing Next Generation of Leaders
OGA Pipeline 2018 - 23
OGA Pipeline 2018 - OGA Scholarship Winners
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - 2018 OGA Affiliate, Associate, Corporate and Midstream Listings
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - 2018 OGA Executive Board/Board of Trustees
OGA Pipeline 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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