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Heating assistance available for Tennessee residents

Chattanooga Gas participates in a phone-a-thon to inform residents about available heating assistance funding

CHATTANOOGA – Dec. 4, 2014 – For the sixth consecutive year, Chattanooga Gas Company (CGC) will partner with local NBC affiliate WRCB-TV3 to provide natural gas customers with information about available energy assistance programs. On Dec.4, customers can call (423) 266-5483 to speak directly with CGC employees and volunteers and obtain information regarding Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The phone lines will be open from 4:30 – 7 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon, and 5 – 6:30 p.m. for Tennessee residents to ask questions about the qualifications for receiving one-time assistance with heating costs.

“We are encouraging our customers to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Bryan Batson, president of Chattanooga Gas. “We want to provide information to customers who may be in need and could benefit from the available funds this heating season.”

LIHEAP is 100 percent federally funded through a grant program from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. Money is available for applicants on a first- come, first-served basis. Income levels must not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level. Customers who are interested in applying can click here to learn more about eligibility requirements.  

Residents interested in other heating assistance programs should the Department of Youth and Family Development or call 2-1-1 for a list of resources. For more information about energy assistance, visit www.chattanoogagas.com. Follow us on Twitter @chattanoogagas and tweet us your question using the hashtag #CHAenergyassist.

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About Chattanooga Gas
Chattanooga Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 63,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee. The Chattanooga Gas service area includes the communities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. For more information, please see www.chattanoogagas.com.

About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services and midstream operations. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.

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