DOVER, Del., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today that two of its subsidiaries, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) and Aspire Energy, have earned Safety Achievement Awards from the American Gas Association (AGA). ESNG and Aspire Energy were both recognized for Employee Safety based on criteria that included professional and personal commitment and dedication to improving the operations and engineering sectors of the natural gas industry through safety, accident prevention and research. Aspire Energy was also recognized for excellence in fleet safety based on its safety record. The awards for 2017 were presented at the AGA's Operations Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.
"The safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority at Chesapeake," said Michael P. McMasters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. "We are committed to promoting a positive safety culture throughout our Company and I'm extremely proud that two of our business units were recognized for maintaining the very highest standards of safety."
With a long history of providing safe and reliable services, ESNG owns and operates a 457-mile interstate pipeline that transports natural gas from four pipeline interconnection points in Pennsylvania to customers in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. ESNG transports over 50 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually to local distribution companies, electric power generators and industrial customers throughout the region. Aspire Energy operates a natural gas infrastructure with over 2,600 miles of pipeline in 40 counties throughout Ohio. The company provides natural gas supplies to several local distribution companies and cooperatives. Aspire Energy primarily sources gas from approximately 300 conventional producers and provides gathering and processing services as necessary to maintain quality and reliability to wholesale markets.
"We are honored to be recognized with these national awards for the high safety standards that have been put in place and are maintained by our team each and every day," said Steve Thompson, Senior Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
According to the American Gas Association, the nation's natural gas pipelines reach more than 177 million Americans and natural gas utilities spend $24 billion annually to help enhance the safety of natural gas distribution and transmission systems.
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's businesses is available at www.chpk.com or through our IR App.
Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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