DOVER, Del. – Aspire Energy and Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, subsidiaries of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, were recognized by the American Gas Association (AGA) as top safety performers in 2021. The AGA Safety Achievement Award is given to companies that demonstrate outstanding commitment to employee and vehicular safety.

Jeffrey Sylvester, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation senior vice president and chief operating officer, commended the subsidiaries on the honors: “Our team members are personally invested in the safety of their co-workers, the general public and the assets they operate. These awards recognize our teams’ dedication to keeping people safe, and the training, attention to detail and care that helps us deliver on that core value.”

“The leadership at Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is committed to providing safe and healthy environments for our workforce and for our service communities that are affected by our operations,” said Andrena Burd, assistant vice president, risk management. “This leadership commitment is evident across our enterprise, and we are proud for Aspire Energy and Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company to be recognized by the AGA for their commitment. Congratulations to the men and women of Aspire Energy and Eastern Shore Natural Gas for elevating the Chesapeake Utilities Corporation safety culture with this recognition.”

AGA formally recognized the 2021 Safety Achievement Award recipients during the AGA 2022 Operations Conference General Session in May.

About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation offers sustainable energy solutions through its natural gas transmission and distribution, electricity generation and distribution, propane gas distribution, mobile compressed natural gas utility services and solutions, and other businesses. For more information, visit

About Aspire Energy of Ohio
Aspire Energy of Ohio owns and operates natural gas gathering infrastructure, including over 2,700 miles of pipeline, throughout 40 counties in Ohio. Aspire provides natural gas supplies to several local distribution companies and cooperatives.

About Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, owns and operates a 486-mile interstate pipeline that transports natural gas from various points in Pennsylvania to customers in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

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:

Brianna Patterson
Manager, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
[email protected]


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