Three New York State Trade Associations Endorse Hess Small Business Services as Electricity and Natural Gas Supplier for Their Members

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hess Small Business Services, part of Hess Corporation, today announced exclusive partnerships with the New York State Automobile Dealers Association, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging as their preferred supplier of electricity and natural gas for member businesses and institutions in the New York City metro area. The endorsements are managed through an energy buying program developed with EnergyNext, Inc. of Saratoga Springs, New York.

"Hess's market experience, buying power, competitive pricing and tools are helping small businesses and non-profits throughout the area manage their energy costs," said John Sutherland, Director of Hess Small Business Services. "We're very pleased to have earned the trust of these three organizations — their members are essential contributors to New York's business and social-service communities."

Hess is the largest provider of natural gas, fuel oil and electricity to large commercial and industrial customers in the 18-state market area in which it operates. Hess Small Business Services offers small-business customers in the New York metro area straightforward, cost-effective pricing plans for natural gas and electricity.

"Part of our mission is to provide products and services that help protect the bottom line of New York State hotel businesses," said Jan Marie Chesterton, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association President. "This buying program, developed by EnergyNext, Inc., is an example of how we help deliver cost-saving benefits to the state's lodging community."

"These are tough times for everyone," said Denise Mitchell Alper, executive director of NYAHSA Services. "Our members are trying to tighten their belts while maintaining the highest quality long term care.  This program has a direct and immediate positive impact on their bottom line."

"Auto dealers throughout the New York Metro area must work extra hard to control their overhead costs.  NYSADA's Energy Alliance program allows them to get control of their energy costs," said Gordon Boyd, President of EnergyNext, Inc., NYSADA's energy program manager.

In addition to providing small businesses in New York City with natural gas and electricity, Hess is a natural gas supplier to small business customers in New Jersey. Hess plans to expand its small business energy services in 2011 to offer natural gas in all areas of New Jersey as well as natural gas and electricity in upstate New York. For more information and to request an energy quote, go to www.hesssmallbusiness.com.

About Hess and Hess Small Business Services

Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration for and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as in refining and in marketing refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. Hess is a leading provider of natural gas, fuel oil and electricity to commercial and industrial customers as well as utilities and other wholesale customers. Hess Small Business Services provides cost-effective pricing plans for natural gas and electricity and online tools to help small businesses take control of their energy spend. For more information, visit www.hesssmallbusiness.com.

About NYSADA

The New York State Automobile Dealers Association actively represents approximately 1,000 franchised new car and truck dealers in New York State. The association is dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the areas of education, insurance, and legislative and regulatory matters for New York dealers. For more information, visit http://www.nysada.com.

About NYSH&TA

The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association represents over 1,400 hotels, motels, resorts, conference centers, country inns, bed and breakfast establishments, reservation service organizations, amusement parks, attractions, museums, ski areas, recreational facilities, historical sites, convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, hospitality students and suppliers to the industry. For more information, visit http://www.nyshta.org/.

About NYAHSA

The New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging, now in its 50th year, represents more than 500 not-for-profit and publicly sponsored providers of senior living and services. Its members, which include nursing homes, assisted living/adult care facilities, home care and senior housing, employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 elderly, disabled and chronically ill New Yorkers. For more information, visit http://www.nyahsa.org.

SOURCE Hess Corporation



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