Questar’s name is now Dominion Energy
The company that provides natural-gas service to more than 1 million customers in Utah and parts of Wyoming and Idaho officially became Dominion Energy on Monday, reflecting its acquisition last year for $4.4 billion by Virginia-based Dominion Resources.
Over the weekend, a replacement sign bearing the new name and logo was hoisted into place high on the south-facing wall of company headquarters at 333 S. State, readily visible to northbound traffic on State Street.
The new name first will appear on customers’ bills in July, said Craig Wagstaff, president of Dominion Energy’s Salt Lake City-based Western gas operations, although a notice explaining the change will be tucked into June bills.
“Changing our name to Dominion Energy more closely describes our purpose in the communities where we live and work. … The name reflects the business we’re in — energy,” he added. “One thing that’s not going to change is our commitment to you.”
Questar Corp. announced in February 2016 that it was merging into much-larger Dominion Resources. Shareholders for both companies signed off three months later and federal regulators approved the deal in October.
Wagstaff said at a Monday news conference that numerous company divisions in the 18 states where Dominion does business are taking on the Dominion Energy name. Company shares will continue to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘D.’
They also are adopting its revised logos, which maintains the look and angle of the company’s ‘D’ but adds stripes through its blue silhouette to give the impression of flowing energy, he added.