Chesapeake acquires natural gas services company

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has acquired Marlin CNG Services (Marlin), a Florida-based supplier of mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) utility and pipeline solutions.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Chesapeake is headquartered in Dover.

“With increased opportunities for mobile fuel and virtual pipeline solutions on the horizon, this acquisition aligns with our strategic plan as we expand the scope of our services throughout our service territories and beyond. Acquiring Marlin CNG Services allows us to extend our services and utilize customized equipment to meet the needs of natural gas suppliers and customers,” said Michael P. McMasters, CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Since 1996, Marlin has been providing virtual pipeline applications to local gas distribution utilities, municipal gas companies, intrastate and interstate pipeline companies, natural gas producers, manufacturers and large industrial customers throughout North America.

The company has a fleet of compressed natural gas tankers, mobile compressors and offload regulators, Marlin provides gas supply support during planned interruptions of service and responds rapidly to unexpected interruptions.

“This acquisition extends Chesapeake’s service offerings to a variety of new customers, allows for flexibility in meeting the needs of local distribution and transmission companies, and supports the expansion of our business,” said Jeffry M. Householder, president of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Florida Business Unit.

Marlin provides solutions to address most supply interruption scenarios and offers other applications where pipeline supplies are not available or cannot meet customer requirements. The company’s services have been used in the wake of hurricanes and other disasters.

Applications include solutions for winter peaking supplies, pipeline integrity testing, equipment testing, pipeline reconstruction, fuel supply switching and bridging supply requirements in advance of pipeline

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