Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
NiSource Inc. et al.
Current Parent Company: 
NiSource
Penalty: 
$56,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
July 2, 2020
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: 

NiSource Inc. and Bay State Gas Company dba Columbia Gas of Massachusetts agreed to set up a fund of $56 million for energy improvements and help for low-income customers in affected areas in settlement of allegations they violated consumer protection and pipeline safety regulations with a 2018 gas pipeline explosion in the Merrimack Valley.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
energy generation
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Parent company note: 
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