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Southwest Gas Declares First Quarter Dividend

November 14, 2007 at 5:02 PM EST
    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -. The Board of Directors for
Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) has declared the following first quarter
cash dividend:
                                 Common Stock
                          Payable     March 3, 2008
                          Of Record   February 15, 2008
                          Dividend    $.215 per share

The dividend equates to 86 cents per share on an annualized basis. The Company has paid quarterly dividends continuously since going public in 1956.

About Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas Corporation provides natural gas service to approximately 1.8 million customers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. Its service territories are centered in the fastest-growing region of the country. For more information about Southwest Gas, please visit

This press release may contain statements which constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Reform Act). All such forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by the Reform Act. A number of important factors affecting the business and financial results of the Company could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the impact of weather variations on customer usage, customer growth rates, the effects of regulation/deregulation, the timing and amount of rate relief, and changes in rate design.

SOURCE Southwest Gas Corporation
CONTACT: media, Cynthia Messina, +1-702-876-7132, or shareholders, Ken
Kenny, +1-702-876-7237, both for Southwest Gas Corporation
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