Florida City Gas parent company receives EPA Natural Gas STAR Continuing Excellence AwardAGL Resources recognized for ongoing voluntary efforts to reduce emissions
October 20, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. – October 20, 2009 – AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), parent company of Florida City Gas, today announced that it has been named a recipient of the Natural Gas STAR Continuing Excellence award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes the company’s efforts to reduce emissions during the past 15 years.
EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program encourages oil and natural gas companies to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane – a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source. The Continuing Excellence award is presented based on a company submitting an annual report on a regular basis, in conjunction with a high level of performance according to the criteria used for Partner of the Year.
“Our ongoing commitment to renewing our pipeline infrastructure has resulted in a trend of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by AGL Resources’ gas distribution utilities,” said Ira Pearl, vice president of Technology and Environmental Sustainability.
During the 2006-2008 timeframe, AGL Resources’ pipeline replacement program has resulted in reduced greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 3 percent, based on carbon dioxide emissions per mile of gas main, Pearl said.
“In addition – through a combination of more energy-efficient company vehicles, home basing of some employees and improved route-optimization software – we have reduced automobile-related greenhouse gas emissions by more than 26 percent during that same period,” Pearl said. “AGL Resources and our local distribution companies are very proud of these accomplishments, and we are committed to continuing these efforts.”
About Florida City Gas
Florida City Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), serves approximately 104,000 residential and commercial natural gas customers in Florida’s Miami-Dade, Brevard, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties. For more information, visit www.floridacitygas.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves approximately 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a current 70-percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
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