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2016-02-26 / Top 100 Organizations

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Est. 1882 / Reading

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility serving more than 670,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland. UGI provides safe and reliable energy service to the greater Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading areas, as well as the Lehigh Valley and northeast Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1882, UGI is a Pennsylvania-based company serving Pennsylvania customers with Pennsylvania natural gas. Approximately 90 percent of the natural gas delivered to UGI’s customers is produced in the Marcellus Shale region, and UGI’s distribution system is directly connected to a number of Marcellus Shale wells.

Over the past five years, UGI has converted more than 55,000 Pennsylvania homes and businesses. In 2015, UGI extended natural gas service to a record number of commercial and industrial customers. The company’s innovative GET Gas program is designed to provide service to areas that currently do not have access to natural gas.

UGI is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Reading Is Fundamental. Through this unique program designed to encourage early childhood literacy, UGI has distributed more than 1.2 million books to over 400,000 first-grade students, while UGI employees have donated 15,000 hours of volunteer servic to support literacy.

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