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IGS Energy, also known as Interstate Gas Supply, Inc., is an independent retail natural gas and electric supplier based in Dublin, Ohio, United States. It serves more than 1,000,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, California and Illinois.[non-primary source needed] The company was founded in 1989, and today employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. IGS Energy has earned an A+ rating from the central Ohio Better Business Bureau.[unreliable source?]. Despite it's A+ rating with the BBB, IGS has a reputation for aggressive and misleading sales tactics. In the past 12 months IGS has had 162 complaints filed against them. IGS representatives are paid on commission only which has lead to some questionable sales tactics by less than honest representatives. IGS representatives have been known to lie and say they are with your local utility provider in order to get information from you. In circumstances where customers questioned IGS or decided not to sign up, IGS representatives have been known to become verbally abusive and pushy.
In 1986, Marvin White, former CEO of Columbia Gas Distribution Companies, helped found Ohio's choice program. Three years later, in 1989, he founded Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. (IGS Energy), in Dublin, Ohio, with his son, Scott. The privately held company began as a commercial and industrial wholesale supplier of Ohio-produced natural gas. By 1992, IGS Energy expanded its focus to include natural gas retail marketing directly to end-users.
Following the deregulation of residential natural gas service in 1997, IGS Energy began serving residential customers of Columbia Gas of Ohio. IGS Energy further expanded into the residential and small commercial arenas in 1999. Today, as a natural gas provider, the company offers gas in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia and Illinois and has plans to expand further.. In 2011 IGS acquired gas and electricity supplier Accent Energy, based in Dublin, Ohio, and its subsidiary Dynowatt. At the same year IGS Energy began providing electric service to customers in Chicago and Pennsylvania.
Natural gas and electric residential choice programs
In January 2013, IGS Energy CNG Services announced plans to invest $10 million to construct 4 compressed natural gas refueling stations off Interstate 79 in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Construction of the I-79 CNG corridor is schedule for completion by the end of 2013. In June 2013 IGS Energy announced plans to construct another CNG station in Youngstown Ohio with a completion date scheduled for early 2014.
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