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Washington Gas's Parent Company Recognized as a Best Energy Company by Public Utilities Fortnightly


Thursday, September 7, 2006 9:00 am EDT



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"superior asset management, exceptional cost discipline, and magnificent growth opportunities."

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WGL Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company, is among the top energy companies in the country, according to Public Utilities Fortnightly.

The magazine provides information and analysis on electric, telecommunications, water, and natural gas industries. Each year, it selects the nation's top 40 energy companies based on "superior asset management, exceptional cost discipline, and magnificent growth opportunities." It makes its selections independently; companies do not self-nominate. This year's list is published in the magazine's recently released September 2006 issue.

WGL Holdings, Inc. was named 21st among the top 40 companies. It is the first year the company has been on the list.

"It's an honor to be on Fortnightly's list," WGL Holdings Chairman and CEO James H. DeGraffenreidt Jr. said. "It highlights results based on our company-wide commitment to achieving excellence for our customers, our investors and our employees."

In addition to being the parent of Washington Gas, a natural gas utility that serves more than 1 million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region, WGL Holdings owns a group of energy-related businesses that focus primarily on retail energy marketing, commercial and residential heating, and ventilating and air conditioning services. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Additional information about WGL Holdings, Inc. is available on its Web site,


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