About Columbia Midstream
Columbia Midstream Group was founded specifically to meet the needs of producers in the Appalachian Basin. After operating in and around the basin for more than 100 years as Columbia Gas Transmission, the company had established itself as an integral part of the natural gas industry. Columbia made the decision to leverage its strong relationships and vast experience working within the industry to form Columbia Midstream Group, an organization aimed at developing the necessary infrastructure to support the phenomenal growth of the industry as a result of the Marcellus and Utica shale play development.
In addition to developing traditional midstream projects, Columbia Midstream also leverages an attractive mineral acreage position to further develop gathering and processing opportunities and targeted partnerships. The company is not a production company, nor does it aspire to be an operator of oil and gas interests. Therefore, Columbia Midstream has partnered with, and continues to pursue additional ventures with, producers who have experience in the development of oil and gas resource plays.
The Columbia Philosophy
At Columbia, we pride ourselves on a philosophy that is centered on relationships. With each of our customers, we work to establish long-lasting connections built on trust. We strive every day to earn new relationships while maintaining and building upon existing relationships.
Honoring our extensive history in the areas where we operate is a constant focus. We don’t operate within investment windows; we don’t “develop and flip”; and we’re not focused on short-term profits. Our focus is consistently on long-term contracts and lasting partnerships. The only way to develop these types of partnerships is to operate with integrity.
Operating with integrity means operating safely and honestly, respecting the environment, and maintaining a strong balance sheet so that we can move quickly and efficiently to give our customers an unsurpassed experience when partnering with us.
Every Columbia Midstream projects begins with S.P.I.R.I.T—safety, personal accountability, integrity, results, inclusion and teamwork. These tenets have been our cornerstone for more than 100 years, and we believe that staying true to them will allow us to build relationships well into the next century and beyond.