CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced $50,000 in assistance for tornado relief efforts underway in several communities throughout Piedmont's eastern North Carolina service area that were hit hard by this past weekend's tornado and severe storm activity. Piedmont will provide assistance through local Red Cross agencies and other organizations involved in the relief effort.
Commenting on the impact of the tornados, Piedmont Natural Gas Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas E. Skains, said, "We know these storms have tragically touched the lives of many across eastern North Carolina, and our hearts go out to them as they rebuild their lives and their communities. These are our neighbors and our friends and we realize the effort to rebuild and start over will be both painful and difficult. Hopefully, this assistance will help the process along in a meaningful way."
About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial utility customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including 52,000 customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, interstate natural gas storage and intrastate natural gas transportation. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available at http://www.piedmontng.com.
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