From NiSource Midstream Services last week:



NiSource Midstream Named 2013 Midstream Company of the Year in the Northeast Region



Pittsburgh, Pa., March 25, 2014—NiSource Midstream Services (NiSource Midstream), a unit of Columbia Pipeline Group,is pleased to announce that it has been named as the 2013 Northeast Oil and Gas Awards Midstream Company of the Year.



The Northeast Oil and Gas Awards serve as a platform for the oil and gas industry to demonstrate and celebrate advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The finalists were judged by an extensive and independent group of oil and gas experts from various disciplines in the industry.



Chad Zamarin, Chief Operating Officer of NiSource Midstream, together with members of the NiSource Midstream leadership team, accepted the award on behalf of the entire organization.  In accepting the award, the team noted that being awarded Midstream Company of the Year is a significant honor, and is a testament to the NiSource Midstream team's commitment to partnering with producers to deliver customer-focused solutions in a responsible manner that protects the environment and the communities in which we operate.



“At NiSource, we have been a part of the communities in the Appalachian Basin for more than a century through our Columbia Gas companies. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to extend our service offerings to include midstream services, through which we are able to further support the needs of the industry as well as the economic development of this region,” said  Zamarin. “Receiving this award is a noteworthy milestone for the employees of NiSource Midstream, and we are delighted and humbled to accept this distinction on their behalf.”



For more information on the Northeast Oil and Gas Awards, please visit: http://www.oilandgasawards.com/northeast-2013/.



About NiSource Midstream Services



NiSource Midstream Services (NMS), part of the Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), is a wholly-owned entity of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI), a Fortune 500 energy utility company. NiSource Midstream Services was formed to provide specific natural gas producer services, including gathering, treatment, conditioning, processing and liquids handling with a focus on the Appalachian Basin. NiSource Midstream Services is focused on meeting the infrastructure needs of both conventional and shale gas producers in a cost-effective, safe and reliable manner.



About Columbia Pipeline Group



As units of NiSource Inc., the CPG companies also include Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Crossroads Pipeline, Central Kentucky Transmission and Hardy Storage. Combined with CPG’s operation of Millennium Pipeline Company, the CPG companies operate about 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline and 37 storage fields, delivering over 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year. For more information about Columbia Pipeline Group, please visit www.columbiapipelinegroup.com. Connect with CPG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/columbiapipelinegroup.



Media Contact:



Sarah Barczyk

NiSource Midstream Services         



sbarczyk@nisource.com



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