UNION, N.J., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), on Thursday received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to provide natural gas service to the Borough of Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
For the first time in borough history, residents and businesses will have the option of clean, cost-effective and reliable natural gas for their heating and other needs.
"We're pleased that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved our franchise that will allow us the opportunity to serve the community of Ogdensburg," said Don Carter, vice president, Elizabethtown Gas. "Natural gas offers significant savings and is a cleaner alternative to other fuel sources. The new franchise is an added advantage to the already high quality of life enjoyed in Ogdensburg."
With this approval, Elizabethtown Gas intends on moving forward with the Borough on plans to extend the natural gas distribution system to six municipal buildings. They include Ogdensburg Elementary School, which will be the first to receive natural gas service, the Old Schoolhouse and Fire Museum, Borough of Ogdensburg Municipal Building, Ogdensburg Fire Department, Ogdensburg First Aid Squad and the Borough of Ogdensburg Garage.
The company will also conduct a series of surveys in coming months to determine the interest by residents and businesses in obtaining natural gas service.
In February, the Ogdensburg Borough Council approved an ordinance allowing Elizabethtown Gas a franchise to operate gas lines and serve customers. The company later filed a petition with the NJBPU, which was approved Thursday.
For more information on how to receive natural gas service, please contact an Elizabethtown Gas account manager at 800-611-0480.
About Elizabethtown Gas
Elizabethtown Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 276,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For more information, visit www.elizabethtowngas.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves approximately 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As an 85-percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates two high-deliverability natural gas storage facilities: Jefferson Island Storage & Hub near the Henry Hub in Louisiana and Golden Triangle Storage in Texas. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
SOURCE AGL Resources