Stephen Wassell

Stephen Wassell
Vice President, Storage & Peaking Operations

Southern Company Gas

Stephen Wassell is vice president of storage and peaking operations for Southern Company Gas. In this role, Wassell is responsible for the following operations: Southern Company Gas' five liquefied natural gas facilities; two compressor stations and two propane peaking plants for Virginia Natural Gas; storage facilities supporting the Nicor Gas system in Illinois; and all commercial storage and LNG assets, including Jefferson Island Storage and Hub in Louisiana, Golden Triangle Storage in Texas, Central Valley Gas Storage in California, Trussville LNG in Alabama, and JAXLNG in Florida.

Wassell brings more than 27 years of experience in engineering, large project management and system operations to this role. He joined Atlanta Gas Light in 1991 and has worked in the engineering, system operations, system planning and plant construction departments.

Most recently, he served as managing director of pipeline project management where he was responsible for the Georgia STRIDE i-SRP and i-CGP pipeline installations from design to completion. He was also responsible for starting the Integrity Verification department.

Prior to that role he served as managing director of system operations for Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas where he managed the pressure crews and transmission pipelines. He also has served as director of engineering design where he managed the Atlanta, Elizabeth, Norfolk and Miami engineering design offices.

Wassell currently serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and chairs the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Banquet. This award is designed to recognize individuals and corporations that have been instrumental in the development of Scouting for youth who often face challenging barriers.

In addition, Wassell is an active member of the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers where he has served as president and vice president. The organization is a 501c3 educational organization dedicated to educating the public about the U.S. railroad system. He also is a member with the American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Wassell holds Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has held his professional engineering license for over 20 years in the state of Georgia.

He, his wife, Shari, and their two children, Sam and Ansley, reside in Dunwoody, Georgia.

March 2018


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Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in 4 states. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at