Several AGL Resources Natural Gas Utilities Set Record-Breaking Gas Deliveries during Polar Vortex Weather Event

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version ATLANTA - Jan. 16, 2014 - AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) today reported that its natural gas distribution companies met customer demand during the recent Arctic chill, and set new records for peak-day natural gas deliveries in three of its service territories. System-wide, AGL Resources' seven utilities safely and reliably delivered more than 15.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas to 4.5 million customers during the historic two-day "polar vortex" event. "We take our obligation to serve customers very seriously, and our team focuses on system reliability and supply security to ensure we can meet customer demand 365 days a year, and particularly during severe weather," said Hank Linginfelter, executive vice president of utility operations for AGL Resources. "We are fortunate that our utility regulators and state leaders throughout our service territories have the vision to support our critical infrastructure investment process, a process that will continue to improve our pipeline system and help meet the growing demands of our customers." On Jan. 6, AGL Resources' gas distribution utilities experienced a peak sendout of 7.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company's two largest distribution utilities recorded the second highest customer delivery levels in their histories. Nicor Gas (Ill.) saw a peak one-day demand of 4.5 billion cubic feet; and Atlanta Gas Light (Ga.) experienced demand levels of more than 2.1 billion cubic feet. In addition, Chattanooga Gas (Tenn.) set a peak-day record of 1.3 million cubic feet. On the Jan. 7, Virginia Natural Gas (Va.) and Elkton Gas (Md.) broke previous records, delivering more than 3.7 million cubic feet and 88,000 cubic feet, respectively. "While our infrastructure development and supply procurement are the core of our ability to meet demand, implementing our peak-day processes is only possible through  the efforts of dedicated employees - I am to proud say that we were able to meet the heating demands brought about by historic cold temperatures," said Linginfelter. For information about AGL Resources, visit AGL Resources AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit

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