November 8, 2017 | Dover, DE — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) announced today that its propane distribution subsidiary, Sharp Energy, received awards for “Best Gas Company of the Eastern Shore” and “Best Southern Delaware Gas Company – Sussex County” by The Metropolitan Magazine. The awards were presented as part of “The Best of the Eastern Shore” celebration hosted by the publication in October at The Standard in Salisbury, Maryland.
“I am incredibly proud of the Sharp Energy team. Our employees have an outstanding commitment to providing reliable service and unsurpassed customer care for our propane customers,” said Elaine B. Bittner, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of Sharp Energy. “They are relentless in their community efforts, including their support of Nemours Children’s healthcare system and local food banks. I believe it’s the personal connections our teams build that enable us to best serve our customers throughout the Eastern Shore and Southern Delaware.”
The Metropolitan Magazine “Best of the Eastern Shore” selections showcase the magazine readers’ choices for the finest businesses in the Delmarva region. This year marks the 23rd year that readers of The Metropolitan Magazine have voted for the publication’s “Best of” ballot.
“We are thrilled to be recognized again this year by The Metropolitan Magazine readers,” said S. Robert Zola, President of Sharp Energy. “It’s rewarding to know that our employees’ commitment to safety and excellent service is recognized by our customers across our service territories, and we look forward to continuing to deliver value for many years to come.”
About Sharp Energy
Sharp Energy, headquartered in Georgetown, DE, distributes propane to approximately 38,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania. With four rail facilities and over 2,500,000 gallons of propane storage, Sharp Energy has established a solid supply portfolio. Sharp Energy is a proud partner of Alliance AutoGas, a national network of companies that have joined together to deliver a comprehensive alternative fueling solution including EPA-certified propane AutoGas vehicle conversions, on-site fueling infrastructure, fuel supply, safety and operational training, and ongoing technical support. To learn more about Sharp Energy, visit www.sharpenergy.com.
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 wholesale marketing; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com.
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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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