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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $49.47 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for National Fuel Gas has been 498,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Fuel Gas has a market cap of $4.18 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.