Piedmont Natural Gas will solicit bids for asset management services and gas supply to begin Nov. 1 for its North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee operations. The Charlotte, NC-based utility has a total system throughput of more than 250 Bcf/year, with firm transportation contracts on Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Dominion Transmission, East Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline, Midwestern Gas Transmission, Texas Eastern Transmission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Transcontinental Gas Pipeline. The company will be seeking asset management services, seasonal and year round supply for contract terms yet to be determined. To receive a copy of the request for proposals when posted, contact Keith Maust, (704) 731-4901, or Sarah Stabley, (704) 731-4907.