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Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has been taking important restoration steps for the communities in the Merrimack Valley to ensure they have safe and reliable access to natural gas for many years to come. Learn more about our commitment to Massachusetts.

August 15, 2019
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts announced today that Phase II of the restoration of residences and businesses in the Merrimack Valley is substantially complete.
July 29, 2019
New $143 million settlement is part of the approximately $1 billion in funds dedicated to address needs of affected communities.
July 9, 2019
The family of Leonel Rondon, the young man who lost his life as a result of the September 13, 2018 gas explosions, and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts today announced a settlement of the family’s claims against the company.
June 6, 2019
NiSource today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Deborah Hersman to the board.
May 7, 2019
Read Mark Kempic's Op-Ed in the Eagle-Tribune.
May 7, 2019
$80 million was provided to Lawrence, Andover and North Andover communities.
April 30, 2019
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has reached a settlement with the Figueroa family of Lawrence, Mass., regarding the family’s lawsuit against the company for damages resulting from the September 13th event in the Greater Lawrence area.
April 25, 2019
Mark Kempic will assume the role of president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 1. The role as president is in addition to his current role as chief operating officer of Columbia Gas, which he has held since January 2019.
March 9, 2019
Details of the plan shared alongside other spring updates at Columbia Gas’ Community Open House meetings.
February 22, 2019
NiSource today announced an update on the implementation of a number of safety steps it is taking across the entirety of its seven-state operating area, including the installation of automatic shut-off devices to protect against over pressurization on low-pressure systems.
January 28, 2019
Our equipment repair plan covers, at no cost to customers, all natural gas appliances and equipment, internal gas piping, and related labor that was provided and installed or repaired by us or our subcontractors as a result of the over-pressurization event on September 13, 2018.
December 12, 2018
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and state and local officials today announced that restoration of gas service to residences and businesses in the Merrimack Valley is substantially complete.
December 12, 2018
NiSource today announced changes in its executive leadership team effective January 1 to support the next phase of restoration and ongoing community support in the Greater Lawrence, Mass., area and to continue to deliver on its commitments across the seven states served.
November 20, 2018
Expanded technical assistance and new grant programs will leverage $10 million from Columbia Gas.
November 15, 2018
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s safety recommendation report regarding the event of September 13th in the Merrimack Valley.
November 12, 2018
The company has plans to provide more than 20,000 meals to people in the affected communities of Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover.
November 5, 2018
Columbia Gas is in the process of and will continue to replace affected equipment with energy efficient or Mass Save-eligible gas models, wherever possible, at no cost to the customer.
October 30, 2018
This milestone marks the installation of nearly 45 miles of main line, 5,000 service lines.
October 26, 2018
Timeline adjusted for gas restoration for some affected residents to be between December 2 and December 16.
October 17, 2018
This initiative is designed to streamline and expedite the process of approving claims and restoring gas service so businesses can quickly return to normal operations.
October 11, 2018
Joe Hamrock, President and CEO of NiSource, Inc., parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, today released a statement on the release of the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) preliminary report regarding the Greater Lawrence area gas incident that occurred on September 13, 2018.
October 9, 2018
Details on the assessment and installation process for Columbia Gas customers, including new interactive map on website with daily updates on restoration projects in their neighborhoods.
October 5, 2018
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts today announced additional details of the plan to restore gas service to customers in the Greater Lawrence area, including planned assessments and appliance installations, in coordination with the previously announced 'Gas Ready' construction schedule.
October 5, 2018

Columbia Gas announced it is leveraging the industry expertise of GRS to provide disaster recovery and reconstruction services to support the continued recovery efforts in the Greater Lawrence area.

October 2, 2018

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts today announced the construction restoration project plan on the path to restoring gas service to customers in the greater Lawrence area. The plan includes the deployment of nearly 200 construction crews as part of a combined workforce of about 3,000 employees and contractors, aiming to complete the project by November 19 with progressive restoration of customers’ gas service.

September 21, 2018
Columbia Gas, Governor Baker and local officials announce short-term mitigation plan, full construction timeline and Chief Recovery Officer.
September 18, 2018
Columbia Gas crews, with assistance from mutual aid crews from 26 different companies, continue their efforts to restore service to thousands of customers in the greater Lawrence area. A total of 400 technicians are working on the restoration effort today.
September 18, 2018
The Fund will help serve the short and medium term needs of impacted residents, including housing, sustenance and support services.
September 16, 2018
We today announced that we commit to completely replace the natural gas distribution system in the Merrimack Valley.