Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
NiSource
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NI)
Headquartered in: 
Indiana
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
energy generation
Penalty total since 2000: 
$678,008,930
Number of records: 
56
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$613,053,9258
consumer-protection-related offenses$56,005,0002
safety-related offenses$7,527,60040
employment-related offenses$1,422,4056
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$613,053,9258
consumer protection violation$56,005,0002
utility safety violation$7,513,60039
employment discrimination$1,000,0001
labor relations violation$422,4055
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. environmental violation 2011 EPA $613,000,000
NiSource Inc. et al. consumer protection violation 2020 MA-AG $56,000,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. environmental violation 2011 IN-AG (*) $13,000,000
NIPSCO environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $3,500,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co - Gas utility safety violation 2021 IN-URC $1,138,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co - Gas utility safety violation 2020 IN-URC $1,100,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation employment discrimination 2019 OFCCP $1,000,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2010 VA-SCC $800,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co - Gas utility safety violation 2019 IN-URC $765,000
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2019 OH-PUC $400,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2016 VA-SCC $325,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Company labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $262,616
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2021 OH-PUC $250,000
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2021 OH-PUC $250,000
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2007 OH-PUC $250,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2013 VA-SCC $250,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2020 VA-SCC $236,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2013 VA-SCC $207,000
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2016 OH-PUC $200,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC utility safety violation 2015 PA-PUC $200,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2010 VA-SCC $200,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2009 VA-SCC $109,500
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2017 VA-SCC $92,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2008 VA-SCC $87,750
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2007 VA-SCC $80,900
NIPSCO labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $75,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. utility safety violation 2020 IN-URC $75,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co - Gas utility safety violation 2013 IN-URC $75,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2007 VA-SCC $56,200
Northern Indiana Public Service Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $50,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC utility safety violation 2018 PA-PUC $50,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC utility safety violation 2009 PA-PUC $50,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2019 VA-SCC $46,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2010 VA-SCC $32,125
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2007 VA-SCC $30,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2012 VA-SCC $27,875
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $27,210
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2009 VA-SCC $24,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2010 VA-SCC $18,000
NIPSCO environmental violation 2010 IN-ENV $15,625
NIPSCO environmental violation 2002 IN-ENV $14,000
NIPSCO R. M. SCHAFFER GENERATING PLANT workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $14,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2020 VA-SCC $12,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2007 VA-SCC $11,500
Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc utility safety violation 2010 OH-PUC $10,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC utility safety violation 2010 PA-PUC $10,000
Columbia Gas Of Virginia, Inc. utility safety violation 2020 VA-SCC $10,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2011 VA-SCC $10,000
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2006 VA-SCC $10,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC environmental violation 2005 PA-ENV $9,300
NIPSCO environmental violation 2009 IN-ENV $8,750
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2008 VA-SCC $7,750
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,579
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc utility safety violation 2012 VA-SCC $7,000
NIPSCO environmental violation 2001 IN-ENV $6,250
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC consumer protection violation 2012 PA-PUC $5,000
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