COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbia Gas of Ohio’s new leader is a familiar name in the state energy scene.
“I’m ecstatic to be back. There are a lot of great things going on at Columbia Gas and in Ohio in general,” Parisi said. “We’re navigating a lot of things right now as we come back to a new normal or a changed normal.”
He will oversee the operational side of the company, which serves 1.4 million customers statewide. And he said Columbia Gas will continue to expand its economic role as a gas supplier for much of the state.
The utility’s Ohio capital spending has doubled this decade from $250 million to nearly $500 million. That includes a surge in Central Ohio from about $33 million in 2010 to about $100 million in 2019 as it tries to try to meet demand with new and improved gas lines.