Chesapeake Utilities Corp. will break ground Monday in Dover on a new business campus for Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, Chesapeake Utilities and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation administrative staff.
Also, a part of the campus will be a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station for vehicles.
Chesapeake will retain its Silver Lake Boulevard corporate headquarters in Dover.
Chesapeake is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, marketing, gathering and processing; electricity distribution and generation; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing.
Chesapeake’s Delmarva natural gas distribution operations, Chesapeake Utilities, serve approximately 71,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Delaware and Maryland.
Chesapeake’s Delaware Division provides service to customers in all three counties including recent expansions to Lewes and Selbyville.
Chesapeake’s Maryland division operates on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore in Wicomico, Dorchester and Caroline Counties, and has recently expanded into Cecil County in northeastern Maryland.
Sandpiper Energy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities, provides propane and natural gas through underground distribution mains to approximately 11,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Worcester County, MD.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, owns and operates a 442-mile interstate pipeline that receives natural gas from three upstream interstate pipeline systems and transports it to local distribution companies, electric power generators and industrial customers in southern Pennsylvania, Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Since the pipeline went Open Access in 1997, ESNG has quadrupled its pipeline capacity, adding over 180 miles of new pipeline facilities and extending service toward Lewes, west to Cecil County, Maryland and south across the state of Delaware.
Chesapeake serves approximately 230,000 customers with natural gas, propane or electricity. The company also has natural gas and electric operations in Florida.
Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at www.chpk.com.