Hess Small Business Services Now Supplying Upstate New York

Small Businesses Can Take Control of Energy Budgets with Electricity, Natural Gas from Hess

Sep 13, 2011, 12:24 ET from Hess Corporation

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hess Small Business Services, part of Hess Corporation, is expanding its market area to supply competitively priced electricity and natural gas to small business customers in upstate New York. Introduced in 2010 in the New York City metro area, Hess Small Business Services offers straightforward, cost-effective electricity and natural gas supply rate plans to small business owners.

"Small business owners are eager to uncover opportunities to control costs, and working with Hess can make a big difference to their energy costs," said John Sutherland, director of Hess Small Business Services. "We are already helping small business customers throughout metro New York manage their energy spending, and we're excited to apply our market experience, buying power and competitive pricing to help small businesses in upstate New York."

Hess Small Business Services gives small businesses the opportunity to lock in a fixed rate with its Price Protection Plan, that won't increase even if the market does, or to choose a market rate plan with the option to convert to a fixed rate if it is right for their business.

"Hess gave me the information I needed to feel comfortable buying natural gas and electric," said Dean Doukas, owner of Odyssey Diner. "They took the time to explain the service options -- fixed rate and market rate -- and showed me how to research which option was best for my business."

Hess Small Business Services is the preferred supplier of electricity and natural gas for members of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Hess has established exclusive partnerships with New York State Restaurant Association, New York State Automobile Dealers Association, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging.

Hess now delivers choice to small businesses located in and around the following cities: Albany, Binghamton, Cortland, Elmira, Glens Falls, Ithaca, Jamestown, Kingston, Middletown, Newburgh, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saratoga Springs and Troy. For more information about rate plans and options or 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 the largest provider of electricity, natural gas and fuel oil to large commercial and industrial customers as well as utilities and other wholesale customers in the 18-state market area in which it operates. Hess Small Business Services provides cost-effective pricing plans for electricity and natural gas and online tools to help small businesses take control of their energy spend. For more information, visit www.hesssmallbusiness.com.

SOURCE Hess Corporation