Atlanta Gas Light Donates $445,445 To Salvation Army for Heating Assistance for Low-Income Families
September 15, 2006
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2006--Atlanta Gas Light Company, a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE:ATG), donated $445,445 to the Salvation Army of Atlanta for heating assistance for low-income families and the elderly in Georgia.
Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise attended the presentation, and Major James Seiler, the Salvation Army's Atlanta area commander, accepted the check from Bryan Batson, senior vice president, external affairs, AGL Resources.
"We are pleased that these funds are going to low-income families and the elderly," said Batson. "The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to make sure this money will help those among us who are most in need. The funds will alleviate the stress of not being able to pay their heating bills."
The Georgia Public Service Commission voted in July to recommend that Atlanta Gas Light contribute funds from a consumer education fund to the Salvation Army to help low-income families and the elderly pay their heating bills. An estimated 1,300 low-income households who still owe money on this past winter's natural gas heating bills will be eligible for this assistance.
About AGL Resources AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services holding company, serves 2.2 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. Ranked by Forbes as one of the 10 Best Managed Utilities and No. 250 in the Forbes Platinum 400 as well as No. 647 on the Fortune 1000 and No. 40 in the Fortune gas and electric utilities sector in 2006, AGL Resources reported revenue of $2.7 billion and net income of $193 million in 2005. 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 Pivotal 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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