Mid-States Division | Atmos Energy

Mid-States Division

Overview

Atmos Energy's Mid-States Division includes more than 347,000 customers in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.  We provide natural gas to more than 179,000 customers in the Kentucky communities of Owensboro, Bowling Green, Paducah, Hopkinsville, Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg, Danville, Princeton and Campbellsville.  In addition to its scenic countryside and horse racing, Kentucky is also known for fast cars, distilled spirits and wonderful food.

In Tennessee, Atmos Energy delivers natural gas to more than 143,000 customers in Lynchburg, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Johnson City and Maryville. We provide natural gas to Middle and East Tennessee State Universities, plus several large manufacturing facilities such as General Motors, General Mills, Denso Manufacturing, Bell Helicopter and the Jack Daniels whiskey distillery.

In Virginia, Atmos Energy delivers natural gas to more than 23,000 customers in Blacksburg, Radford, Bristol, Dublin and Wytheville. Notable customers include Virginia Tech University which is one of the top-ranked military and engineering colleges, Volvo Truck manufacturing and Gatorade sports beverages. 

2017 Division Highlights

How System Investments Benefit You

Just like other important parts of the infrastructure in our communities, such as highways and bridges, natural gas pipes need to be replaced over time. While our current system has performed well, we are replacing aging pipe with modern, more durable pipe. Our new system requires less maintenance, is made of polyethylene and is more flexible beneath the surface. This is one way that we invest in growing communities and provide you with safe and reliable natural gas service for generations to come. 

We are replacing service lines in many neighborhoods in our Mid-States Division A service line is the pipe that runs from your street or alley to your natural gas meter. 

In 2017, approximately 3,100 service lines have been upgraded across Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Natural gas service is delivered to your home through a vast pipeline network that starts at a storage facility. After leaving a storage facility, natural gas is transported through transmission lines to the Atmos Energy City Gate and into our distribution main lines. These pipelines are crucial to providing a dependable supply of natural gas for growing communities. Atmos Energy's distribution main pipelines are upgraded with new materials as pipelines age, customer demand increases and safety standards change.

In 2017, approximately 50 miles of transmission and distribution main pipeline have been upgraded throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. graphic showing the gas distribution pipeline system
Why is Atmos Energy replacing the natural gas lines in my neighborhood?

We are focused on upgrading natural gas lines that are aging with newer pipe to increase the safety and reliability of our system. The newer gas lines in your neighborhood will require less maintenance, meet all current safety requirements and are more flexible beneath the surface. 

What does this mean for me?

You may notice Atmos Energy crews and contractors working in your neighborhood to install or replace pipelines. This process includes locating and marking various underground utilities such as water and cable, replacing main and service lines, relocating indoor meters to the outside of homes and restoring property to original or better condition. 

Will you need to dig up my yard, sidewalk or driveway— and if so, who’s going to fix it?

Before work begins, we will record the entire construction path to document the condition of sidewalks, driveways, curbs, etc. to ensure any needed repairs will be made accurately. Initial restoration, such as leveling of surfaces, will be completed as the project progresses. 

How can I get answers to my specific questions?

Please use our contact page to get in touch with someone in your area.