In 2019, we were recognized as the longest continuously running company in Dover, DE. This is a testament to our employees, customers, communities and partners who contribute to the Company's commitment to a culture of safety, accountability and growth.
Dover Gas Light Company, a gas company located on the corner of New and North Streets in Dover, DE, was started. Dover Gas Light would eventually become Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was incorporated in Delaware.
Two natural gas companies, Citizens Gas Company, Salisbury, MD, and Sussex Gas Company, Seaford, DE, were acquired.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) was incorporated in Delaware. By 1966, ESNG extended a pipeline from Bridgeville, DE, to Cambridge and Easton, MD.
ESNG extended a pipeline from Parkesburg, PA, to Salisbury, MD, and began delivering gas to its customers in the region. During this time, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation converted three operating facilities from propane to natural gas.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation acquired its first propane company, Mitchell's Gas Service, Laurel, DE.
Clarence E. Sharp Company, Georgetown, DE, a propane distribution company, was acquired. Sharpgas, Inc., dba Sharp Energy, was formed to consolidate Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's propane distribution operations.
Central Florida Gas Company, Winter Haven, FL, a natural gas distribution company, was acquired. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's common stock began trading on the NASDAQ National Market System.
Cambridge Gas Company, Cambridge, MD, a natural gas distribution company, was acquired.
Plant City Natural Gas Company, Plant City, FL, a natural gas distribution company, and Kellam Energy Inc., Belle Haven, VA, a propane company, were both acquired.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation began trading on the NYSE as CPK.
Central Florida Gas Company's service territory expanded to include Gadsden and Citrus Counties.
The Company completed the acquisition of Florida Public Utilities Company, which distributes natural gas, propane gas and electricity throughout Florida.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation initiated service of its Sharp Energy AutoGas, a viable alternative fuel for automobiles that reduces emissions and lowers costs.
The Company purchased the operating assets of Eastern Shore Gas, now operating as Sandpiper Energy, Inc., to provide service to customers in Worcester County, MD.
The Company completed the merger of Gatherco, Inc. into Aspire Energy of Ohio, LLC, to provide natural gas midstream services, processing and transportation services.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation celebrated the commencement of operations for Eight Flags Energy, LLC, the Company's first combined heat and power plant, located on Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, FL. The plant generates approximately 21 megawatts of baseload power, producing enough electricity to meet 50% of the Island's demand.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation rings The Closing Bell® at the NYSE.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation expanded its natural gas service in Escambia County, FL, distributing natural gas to the city of Pensacola and surrounding areas.
The Company placed into service an AutoGas propane fueling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane, a preferred alternative fuel option that reduces emissions and yields savings.
The Company purchased the operating assets of Chipola Propane Gas Company in Marianna, FL, expanding our propane presence in Northwest Florida.
The Company acquired Marlin Gas Services, a virtual pipeline providing energy solutions throughout the nation. Marlin maintains one of the largest fleets of steel trailers dedicated to compressed natural gas transport; and leverages its patented regulator system to potentially serve liquefied natural gas and renewable natural gas transportation needs.
The propane operating assets of Ohl Propane were purchased, providing propane service to more than 2,500 residential and commercial customers in Carbon, Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation completed and placed in-service the Eastern Shore Natural Gas 2017 Expansion, the single largest transmission system expansion in the Company's history. The expansion increased delivery capacity by 26%, and helps to meet the growing energy requirements of southern Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation celebrated 25 years of being listed on the NYSE by ringing The Opening Bell® at the NYSE.
The propane operating assets of Boulden Propane in Newark, DE, were acquired, increasing service to an additional 5,200 residential and commercial customers.
The Company opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Dover, DE, providing an alternative fuel to reduce emissions in transportation applications.
The Company entered into an agreement to acquire Elkton Gas, providing natural gas to approximately 7,000 residential and commercial customers in Cecil County, MD.