DOVER, Del. – Aspire Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK), was recognized with an American Gas Association (AGA) Safety Achievement Award for excellence in employee safety at the 2021 AGA Operations Conference.

AGA Safety Achievement Award recipients are determined based on a total DART (occupational injuries and illnesses that result in Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) incidence rate below the industry average. Aspire Energy was recognized as one of the best in the Small Local Distribution Company category.

“Safety is priority one at Aspire Energy. We care about creating a safe environment for our employees, customers and communities,” said Jeff Sylvester, senior vice president, pipeline transmission and regulated gas and electric distribution. “We’re honored to be recognized by the AGA for that commitment. The efforts of our employees on a daily basis are commendable, and I congratulate each one for making safe choices for themselves and others.”

Aspire Energy owns and operates natural gas gathering infrastructure throughout 40 counties in Ohio, and provides natural gas supplies to several local distribution companies and cooperatives. Aspire Energy primarily sources gas from approximately 300 conventional producers, and provides additional services to maintain quality and reliability to wholesale markets.

About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which is engaged in natural gas transmission and distribution; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) utility services and solutions; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at and on the Annual Report Microsite at

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


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