Dover Gas Light Company, a gas company located in Dover, DE was started. Dover Gas Light would eventually become Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
In 1947, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was incorporated in Delaware. The picture depicts an early 1960’s Chesapeake ford vehicle used for service work.
In 1948, two natural gas companies, Citizens Gas Company, Salisbury, MD and Sussex Gas Company, Seaford, DE were acquired. The picture depicts the old Citizens Gas Company in the 1930s.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, (ESNG) was incorporated in Delaware. By 1966, ESNG extended a pipeline from Bridgeville, DE to Cambridge and Easton, MD. The picture display is the pipeline suspension bridge over the Chesapeake canal.
By 1959, ESNG extended a pipeline from Parkesburg, PA to Salisbury, MD and began delivering gas to its customers in the region. During this time, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation converted three operating facilities from propane to natural gas.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation acquired its first propane company, Mitchell’s Gas Service, Laurel, DE. One year later, Clarence E. Sharp Company, Georgetown, DE a propane distribution company was acquired. Sharpgas, Inc., dba Sharp Energy, was formed to consolidate Chesapeake’s propane distribution operations.
Central Florida Gas Company, Winter Haven, FL, a natural gas distribution company was acquired. In this same year, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ National Market System as CHPK.
The Cambridge Gas Company, Cambridge, MD, a natural gas distribution company, was acquired.
Plant City Natural Gas Company, Plant City, FL, a natural gas distribution company and Kellam Energy, Inc., Belle Haven, VA, a propane and oil products distribution company were both acquired.
Central Florida Gas Company's service territory expanded to include Gadsden and Citrus counties. In that same year, Xeron, Inc., Houston, TX, a propane wholesale marketing company, was acquired.
Completed the merger with Florida Public Utilities creating a combined energy company serving approximately 200,000 customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Florida markets.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was selected as a Top Workplace in Delaware among mid-sized companies by the News Journal.
The Company purchased the operating assets of Eastern Shore Gas, now operating as Sandpiper Energy, and Austin Cox Home Services, Inc., to provide a broader range of services to customers in Worcester County, Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Completion of the merger of Gatherco, Inc. into Aspire Energy of Ohio, LLC, located in Orrville, OH, providing natural gas midstream services, processing and transportation services to over 300 producers, and wholesale natural gas supply to over 30,000 end users.