Atlanta Gas Light's Meter Nuts Take First Place at AGL Resources 3rd Annual Gas RodeoFive AGL Resources’ Teams will compete September 24 at National Gas Rodeo in Fairview Heights, Illinois
August 15, 2005
ATLANTA – August 15, 2005 – Atlanta-based AGL Resources (NYSE:ATG) today announced that the Meter Nuts from Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary, took first place during the 3rd annual AGL Resources Gas Rodeo competition in Riverdale, GA on Saturday, August 13. Two teams from another subsidiary, Virginia Natural Gas - Outside Force and Chesapeake Crabbers – came in second and third place respectively.
“The Gas Rodeo is becoming a summertime tradition for teams from all of the utilities at AGL Resources,” said Kevin Madden, executive vice president of distribution operations and external affairs. “Each of our teams from New Jersey to Florida gave it their all and in the process learned to appreciate and learn from each other.”
AGL Resources will send five teams to compete at the National Gas Rodeo on September 24 at Longacre Park in Fairview Heights, Illinois – near St. Louis. In addition to the Meter Nuts who will mark their third time at the national championship, the two Virginia teams will compete along with the Atlanta Gas Light Troubleshooters and the Chattanooga Wrenchslingers.
This will mark the third time AGL Resources has sent a team to the national competition. In 2002 and 2003 AGL Resources teams were crowned rodeo champions.
“The scores were so close this year,” said Charlie Clement, operations supervisor at Atlanta Gas Light’s Gwinnett Service Center and vice chair of the National Gas Rodeo Committee, “The competition was intense, but it was a great day of team building while family members were cheering and the children were being entertained by face painters and hoola hoop competition during breaks from the real action on the field.”
Some of Saturday’s events during the qualifying rounds included digging a 4-foot by 3-foot pit, cutting a 6-inch pipeline, building a meter set, and completing an above ground installation. The events were timed and took less than a minute to complete.
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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 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.