DOVER, Del. – For the third consecutive year, two Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) subsidiaries have been recognized with Stars of Delaware awards by the Delaware State News. Chesapeake Utilities, the Company’s natural gas distribution system on the Delmarva Peninsula, was honored as the Best Company with Over 50 People and Best Energy Provider, and Sharp Energy, the Company’s propane distribution subsidiary, again received the award for Best Propane Company.

“It’s our goal to advance every community we serve through safe, reliable and efficient energy, but also through investing in local initiatives and organizations that align with our values; both with financial contributions and with volunteer efforts,” said Jeff Tietbohl, vice president, natural gas transmission and distribution operations. “It’s great to be recognized for being an integral part of those communities.”

“We’re honored to receive this award that reflects the views of those who matter most – our valued customers. It’s our mission to safely deliver energy that improves lives, and we take pride in offering competitive pricing and great customer service,” said Andrew Hesson, vice president of Sharp Energy.

The Stars of Delaware awards celebrate and recognize the best Delaware has to offer. Each year, the contest receives thousands of reader nominations and subsequent votes. Winners were recognized at an event featuring a buffet dinner and live music on Sept. 1 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds’ open-air pavilion.

About Chesapeake Utilities
Chesapeake Utilities, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Delmarva Peninsula natural gas distribution operation, serves approximately 100,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Delaware and Maryland. Chesapeake Utilities’ Delaware division serves southern New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Chesapeake Utilities’ Maryland division operates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Wicomico, Dorchester, Caroline and Cecil Counties. Its subsidiary, Sandpiper Energy, operates a natural gas and propane distribution system in Worcester County. Its subsidiary, Elkton Gas, delivers natural gas to Elkton, Maryland.  Headquartered in Dover, Delaware, Chesapeake Utilities operates the only public natural gas fueling station on the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information about the Company, visit

About Sharp Energy
Sharp Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, headquartered in Georgetown, Delaware, distributes propane to residential, commercial and industrial customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania. With multiple rail facilities and approximately nine million 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

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


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
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