Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Files Uncontested Rate Case Settlement Agreement

December 13, 2017

Dover, DE – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) today announced that Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG), its interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) an uncontested settlement agreement associated with its current rate case proceeding.

As a result of the settlement agreement, which is now subject to Commission review and action, ESNG will record an increase in base rates of approximately $9.8 million.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, ESNG will recover the costs of its System Reliability Project (placed into service in 2017), along with the cost of investments and expenses associated with various expansion, reliability and safety initiatives.

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.

About Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, owns and operates a 448-mile interstate pipeline that transports natural gas from various points in Pennsylvania to customers in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.esng.com.

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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For more information, contact:
Steve Thompson
Senior Vice President, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and
President, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company
302.734.6799

Beth Cooper
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
302.734.6799

 

 

 

 

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