Atlanta Gas Light Sets Record as Four-time Champion of 11th Annual National Gas RodeoAGL Resources has four of the top six teams in the competition
September 27, 2005
ATLANTA – Sept. 27, 2005 – The Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) Meter Nuts outperformed and overpowered 19 other teams from natural gas utilities throughout the country on Saturday, Sept. 24, to win the 2005 National Gas Rodeo. The championship was a record fourth in a row for an AGL rodeo team.
Sponsored by the Midwest Energy Association, the 11th annual rodeo in Fairview Heights, Ill., tests skills used by utility crews every day in their jobs through an exciting series of timed relays.
AGL Resources (NYSE:ATG), parent company of AGL, sent five teams to the national competition this year, and all had outstanding results: the Chattanooga Gas Wrench Slingers took third place; the Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) Outside Force finished in fifth place; another AGL team, the Troubleshooters, was sixth; and VNG’s Chesapeake Crabbers won 12th place.
“Winning the National Gas Rodeo Championship for the fourth year in a row is an unprecedented accomplishment,” said Kevin Madden, executive vice president of Distribution Operations and External Affairs at AGL Resources. “We are extremely proud of all our teams that participated this year. Their efforts and determination to be the best at what they do influences the work ethic and performance of our frontline resulting in service improvements for our customers from New Jersey to Florida.”
The AGL Resources teams were selected during a qualifying competition held in August in Atlanta.
“I am very proud of all of our teams,” said Charlie Clement, operations supervisor at Atlanta Gas Light’s Gwinnett Service Center and vice chair of the National Gas Rodeo Committee, adding that “the Meter Nuts were more than 37 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor. It was the fastest relay ever,” he noted.
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About AGL Resources AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services holding company, serves 2.3 million customers in six states through its utility subsidiaries - Atlanta Gas Light, Elizabethtown Gas in New Jersey, Virginia Natural Gas, Florida City Gas, Chattanooga Gas, and Elkton Gas in Maryland. A Fortune 1000 company that ranks number 46 in the Fortune gas and electric utilities sector, AGL Resources reported 2004 revenue of $1.8 billion and net income of $153 million. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout the East and Midwest. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. AGL Networks, the company's telecommunications subsidiary, owns and operates fiber optic networks in Atlanta and Phoenix. 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.
About Atlanta Gas Light Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides delivery service to more than 1.6 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com.
About Chattanooga Gas Chattanooga Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 62,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee. The Chattanooga Gas service area includes the communities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. The Chattanooga Gas natural gas pipeline system delivers approximately 20 billion cubic feet of gas per year. For more information, please see www.chattanoogagas.com.
About Virginia Natural Gas Virginia Natural Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides retail natural gas sales and distribution services to 265,000 customers in southeast Virginia. For more information, visit www.VirginiaNaturalGas.com.
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