Chesapeake Utilities Subsidiaries
Recognized as Top Safety Performers by the American Gas Association
Dover, Del., May 25, 2023 – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) and its subsidiaries, Florida Public Utilities Company, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, and Aspire Energy of Ohio, have been honored by the American Gas Association (AGA) as top safety performers in 2022. The prestigious awards were presented at the recently concluded 2023 AGA Operations Conference, a premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management from across North America. This recognition highlights the unwavering commitment of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and its subsidiaries to prioritize safety in all aspects of their operations.
AGA Safety Achievement Awards
Florida Public Utilities Company and Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, both subsidiaries of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, were recipients of the AGA Safety Achievement Award. This esteemed accolade is bestowed upon companies that demonstrate exceptional dedication to employee and vehicular safety. The recognition reflects the continuous efforts and stringent safety protocols implemented by these subsidiaries, ensuring the well-being of their workforce and customers alike.
Aspire Energy of Ohio’s Industry Leadership in Accident Prevention
Aspire Energy of Ohio, LLC, another subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, was recognized as an industry leader in accident prevention. The company achieved a DART (days away, restricted or transferred) rate below the industry standard for local distribution companies. The DART rate is an important metric used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assess the impact of workplace injuries. Aspire Energy of Ohio’s remarkable accomplishment in maintaining a low DART rate showcases their dedication to creating a safe and secure work environment.
Jeffrey Sylvester’s Statement
Jeffrey Sylvester, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, expressed his satisfaction with the AGA recognition. He acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the entire team in upholding the company’s safety values. Sylvester emphasized that these awards are a testament to their positive safety culture and their unwavering dedication to protecting employees, customers, and the communities they serve.
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The corporation offers sustainable energy solutions through various subsidiaries involved in natural gas transmission and distribution, electricity generation and distribution, propane gas distribution, mobile compressed natural gas utility services, and other businesses. Their comprehensive portfolio reflects a commitment to providing reliable and environmentally responsible energy services.
- Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU): Headquartered in Yulee, Florida, FPU is responsible for distributing natural gas and propane and providing electric services to approximately 120,000 customers throughout various markets in Florida. FPU’s commitment to safety and service excellence is evident in their operations. For more information, please visit www.fpuc.com.
- Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company: Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company owns and operates a 516-mile interstate transmission pipeline system regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The pipeline system transports natural gas from four upstream pipeline interconnection points in Pennsylvania and Delaware to customers along the Delmarva Peninsula, including Chesapeake Utilities’ distribution systems. For more information, please visit www.esng.com.
- Aspire Energy of Ohio, LLC: Aspire Energy of Ohio is a non-regulated natural gas gathering infrastructure company that owns and operates over 2,800 miles of pipeline across 40 counties in Ohio. Aspire Energy supplies natural gas to multiple local distribution companies and cooperatives. Their commitment to safety and reliability contributes to the efficient operation of the natural gas industry in Ohio. To learn more about Aspire Energy of Ohio, please visit www.aspireenergy