Gas supplier can use 'Columbia,' for ...

Gas supplier can use 'Columbia,' for now | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 11, 2010, titled Gas supplier can use 'Columbia,' for now | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

IGS Energy has the right to use the Columbia Retail Energy name while regulators consider complaints that the name is deceptive, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said yesterday.

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deep-fried butter

Blacklick, OH

#1 Nov 11, 2010
Then Ohio Consumers' Counsel needs to get over their disappointment and work from the other end by putting the word out to consumers that Columbia Retail Energy IS NOT Columbia Gas. Including tiny disclaimers buried in a page of text are all IGS needs to do according to the law. Janine L. Migden-Ostrander still has work to do!
Concerned Citizen

Grove City, OH

#2 Nov 11, 2010
The PUCO is controlled by the Governor's Office, and state legislators, who are at the beck and call of powerful lobbyists, who act at the behest of the utility industry. The current PUCO, is not very pro-consumer. It was much more consumer oriented from 1983-1998. Even since Taft be came Governor, and continuing with Strickland, we have seen an erosion of consumer rights. When Voinovich and Celeste were Governor, consumers had greater rights, vis-a-vis the gas, electric, and telephone companies.

United States

#3 Nov 11, 2010
I understand why ISG wanted to use a different name. That is the company that ripped off the customers who were stuck with the higher priced natural gas when the cities of Upper Arlington and others aggregated to sign sweetheart contracts with ISG supposedly to save us money, and then we had to remember to call them to cancel within 30 days if we wanted to opt out of the higher priced gas. My suggestion, tell them to go sell gas someplace else when they try to sell us their gas, regardless of what name they use.

United States

#4 Nov 11, 2010
Ohio Consumers' Counsel working for Ohioans? That will be a first.

May be she has started to work now since she is worried that Gov. Kasich will not be like her former boss, Strickland who was an epitome of inaction. If Strickland had paid attention, he would have asked her to leave when The Columbus Dispatch wrote on May 3rd, 2009 regarding how Ohioans were duped and paid 998 million in excess of the national average for natural gas? Or may be when she approved that two CFLs can be sent to us, north-east Ohioans for $21?

For a change, it will be nice to see her work once in a while for her $160,000 salary (salary source: Buckeye Institute).

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