Sharp Energy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE.CPK), was recently selected by the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) as a recipient of EP-ACT’s Industry Support Award.
Sharp Energy joined the growing Alliance AutoGas network in 2012 to help more East Coast vehicle fleets switch to clean, affordable, propane autogas. Their autogas fueling stations are developed in partnership with Alliance AutoGas, a national network of over 120 companies who deliver alternative fueling solutions, including EPA-certified autogas vehicle conversions, on-site fueling infrastructure, fuel supply, and on-going technical support.
Sharp was nominated and selected by EP-ACT’s nominating committee to receive the award for its support of alternative fuels and technologies. Sharp calls propane autogas a cost-efficient, flexible fuel that results in a 60% reduction of carbon dioxide compared to gasoline. With 48 propane autogas stations in operation in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida, Sharp has deployed 87 propane-powered vehicles within its fleet, displacing approximately 155,000 gallons of gasoline annually.
“We are strongly committed to operating our business in the most environmentally responsible manner, and that’s what our customers want from us,” says Andy Hesson, vice president of Sharp Energy. “This award highlights our focus on sustainability by offering our customers a clean and reliable alternative vehicle fuel such as autogas.”