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Atlanta Gas Light Joins Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow to Promote Natural Gas

Thousands expected to attend statewide tour

ATLANTA – June 6, 2014 – Atlanta Gas Light will join several other energy companies to promote the benefits of alternative fuels for transportation at the fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow.

The mission of the eight-city tour, which begins on June 17, is to educate fleet operators on the substantial, long-term cost advantages that energy sources, such as natural gas, offer over petroleum-based fuels. 

“The roadshow is an excellent opportunity to showcase natural gas and all that it has to offer for the future of alternative fuel vehicles,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. “Natural gas utilities continue to play a key role in the nation’s new energy landscape, and platforms like this go a long way in strengthening our position. These educational conversations add value to our ability to promote natural gas as an alternative fuel.”

The tour will make the following stops:

  • Tuesday, June 17 | 9 a.m.– noon | Atlanta-Fulton County | Hosted by Georgia International Convention Center
  • Wednesday, June 18 | 9 a.m.– noon | Columbia County | Hosted by Evans Government Center 
  • Thursday, June 19 | 9 a.m.– noon | Warner Robins | Hosted by Museum of Aviation 
  • Friday, June 20 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Savannah Convention Center | Hosted by Georgia Municipal Association
  • Monday June 23 | 9 a.m.– noon | Atlanta-Cobb County | Hosted by Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
  • Tuesday June 24 | 9 a.m.– noon | Rabun County | Hosted by Clayton City Hall
  • Wednesday, June 25 | 9 a.m. – noon | Gainesville | Hosted by Brenau Downtown Center
  • Thursday, June 26 | Columbus Civic and Convention Center | Hosted by Columbus Chamber of Commerce

The tour will offer participants a half-day event, showcasing a live outdoor vehicle expo and classroom‐style seminars led by industry experts. Ian Skelton, director of natural gas vehicles for Atlanta Gas Light, will highlight significant infrastructure developments and discuss the support AGL has received from the Georgia Public Service Commission to stimulate investments in compressed natural gas (CNG) and promote economic development in Georgia.

“The Georgia PSC, under the leadership of Commissioner Doug Everett, has championed alternative fuel sources in Georgia,” said Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols. “The widespread support demonstrated by private-public partnerships has led to the documented success of compressed natural gas stations throughout the state.” 

AGL has taken a leading role in expanding the use of natural gas for a number of fleet vehicle applications. It continues to work with companies like Langdale Fuels, Premier Transportation and MARTA that have ramped up their investments in CNG infrastructure and vehicles. The company also has worked with local governments such as DeKalb County on projects to convert landfill methane to a renewable source of CNG and is assisting the city of Atlanta to convert its refuse vehicles to CNG.

Visit Atlanta Gas Light to learn more about natural gas vehicles or follow us on Twitter @atlantagaslight. For more information on how to register for this low-cost seminar, please visit www.AFVRoadshow.com or contact Joy Kramer at joy.kramer@adventuresatl.com

About Atlanta Gas Light

Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 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 AGL Resources

AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.

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