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SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE MINIMAL EFFECT ON EAST OHIO GAS FACILITIES, CUSTOMER SERVICE

 CLEVELAND, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The severe thunderstorms which struck northeast Ohio July 28 caused minimal damage to East Ohio Gas lines and disrupted service to only a few customers. The company received no reports of any natural gas-related injuries.
 East Ohio Gas crews responded to about a dozen incidents in which trees toppled by the storms also damaged customers' natural gas service lines. A handful of East Ohio Gas main lines also were damaged by trees uprooted in the storms.
 East Ohio Gas crews repaired damaged main and service lines and restored service to affected customers last night and today. The storms caused minimal damage to a few East Ohio Gas facilities in Cleveland, but natural gas service was not disrupted.
 Cleveland-based East Ohio Gas is the largest subsidiary of Consolidated Natural Gas Company (NYSE: CNG), headquartered in Pittsburgh. The 2,500 employees of East Ohio Gas serve more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in 270 northeast Ohio communities.
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 /CONTACT: Neil Durbin of East Ohio Gas, 216-736-6239, or toll-free in Ohio, 800-556-4400/
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