Chesapeake Utilities Corp. recently announced that two of its subsidiaries, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. and Aspire Energy, earned Safety Achievement Awards from the American Gas Association.

ESNG and Aspire Energy were 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 CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. “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.”

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 more than 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 more than 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.

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