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Eastern Shore Natural Gas awarded FERC approval for new facilities in Delaware

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (Chesapeake Utilities) has recently announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved plans to construct pipeline and compression facilities to preserve the reliability and flexibility of its interstate pipeline system at its Eastern Shore Natural Gas (ESNG) interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary.

The project, estimated to cost approximately US$36 million, will include 10.1 miles of pipeline, including 2.5 miles of 16 in. pipeline looping in New Castle County, Delaware and 7.6 miles of 16 in. pipeline looping in Kent County, Delaware. It will add 1775 hp of additional compression at ESNG's existing Bridgeville compressor station in Sussex County, Delaware. Completion of the facilities are anticipated by the end of the 1Q17.

"The investment we are making in this project is part of our ongoing commitment to the reliability of our natural gas transmission infrastructure, benefiting energy consumers throughout our service territories," said Michael P. McMasters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

"Since the company's inception in 1955, ESNG has proven that reliable and safe service go hand-in-hand," said Steve Thompson, President of Eastern Shore Natural Gas. "Addressing changes in operating conditions, including the extreme weather conditions we experienced in the polar vortex during the winter of 2015, will contribute to the continued reliable and safe service that is at the center of our company's mission."

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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