Reading, PA (July 15, 2013) – UGI Utilities, Inc. congratulates Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, PA for its recent conversion to natural gas. UGI was pleased to be Sanofi’s partner in bringing natural gas to its facility, and looks forward to a long relationship with this valuable partner.
“Discussions between UGI and Sanofi concerning this project occurred over a several-year period,” said Robert F. Beard, President and CEO, UGI Utilities, Inc. Beard noted that state grants, including funding from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Program that was included in the Governor’s budget, were integral in making the extension possible for both Sanofi and UGI.
Construction on the natural gas line commenced in late fall 2012 and was completed in May 2013. The project involved installation of approximately 35,000 feet (more than 6 and ½ miles) of 12 inch gas main. The project will also allow UGI to provide natural gas service to residential and commercial customers along the route of the pipeline.
“With the emergence of Marcellus Shale as a major source of domestic supply, the price of natural gas is more than 30 percent lower than it was five years ago,” Beard added. “Savings on energy costs are critical to manufacturers such as Sanofi Pasteur in helping to keep them competitive in the world market.”
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves more than 648,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
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