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November 13, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST

Additional Low Income Energy Assistance for Customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

WASHINGTON, Nov 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Gas is informing the public that the federal government has released $5.1 billion to states for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. This is more than double the amount of annual funding previously available to energy customers.

-- The District of Columbia will receive $16.2 million. Last year, the District received $7.3 million in LIHEAP funding. For more information, call the District of Columbia Department of the Environment at 311 or 202-673-6750. You may also visit ddoe.dc.gov and click on Energy Assistance.

-- Maryland will receive $109 million. Last year, Maryland received $36 million in LIHEAP funding. For more information, contact the local Maryland Department of Social Services in your county or visit www.dhr.state.md.us.

-- Virginia will receive $128 million. Last year, Virginia received $44 million in LIHEAP funding. For more information, contact your local Department of Social Services or the Statewide Human Services Information and Referral Line at (800) 230-6977 or visit www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit.

NOTE: VIRGINIA CUSTOMERS MUST APPLY FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE BY DEC. 1, 2008.

Customers should call Washington Gas at 703.750.1000 for special programs offered by Washington Gas.

About Washington Gas

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Washington Gas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL). In addition to Washington Gas, the parent company holds a group of energy-related retail businesses which consist of Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., a third-party marketer that competitively sells natural gas and electricity and Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of design-build energy efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients.

Additional information about WGL Holdings is available on its Web site, wglholdings.com. Go to washingtongas.com for more information about Washington Gas.

SOURCE: Washington Gas

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