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NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS NAMED AN ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION

04/22/2021 - For Immediate Release

April 22, 2021 (Wall, N.J.) – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) was named a 2021 Environmental Champion according to the Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential study by Escalent. This is the sixth time NJNG has been recognized for its dedication to the environment since the study’s inception in 2014.

“New Jersey Natural Gas takes its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship seriously,” said Stephen Westhoven, president and CEO of New Jersey Natural Gas. “To be recognized as an Environmental Champion and know our customers value our efforts is an honor and a credit to our entire team.”

Escalent conducted surveys among 74,224 residential electric, natural gas and combination utility customers of the 140 largest U.S. utility companies. The Environmental Dedication index score is a composite based upon consumer ratings provided across five survey questions. NJNG’s score of 713 (on a 1,000-point scale) ranks in the top tier among all natural gas utilities in the east region and exceeded the national industry average of 688.

NJNG’s record of Environmental Dedication and Sustainability Action:

  • Operates the most environmentally sound natural gas distribution system in New Jersey today, as measured by leaks per mile
  • Invested more than $1.9 billion in its natural gas delivery system over the last decade
  • First natural gas utility to eliminate cast iron from its delivery system; approximately 99% of main now composed of either plastic or protected steel
  • In fiscal 2020, reduced 234 metric tons of methane emissions from its distribution system
  • Invested nearly $220 million in energy-efficiency programs helping nearly 64,000 customers and generating more than $488 million in economic activity
  • Launched the Coastal Climate Initiative, a program aimed at advancing climate change solutions and protecting coastal communities in its service territory

To learn more about NJNG’s commitment to sustainability, visit NJRSustainability.com.

About New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of five primary businesses:

  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean, Morris, Middlesex, and Burlington counties.
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns, and operates solar projects with a total capacity of more than 357 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
  • NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.
  • Storage & Transportation serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River Energy Center and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, as well as our 50% equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility, and our 20% equity interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project.
  • NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.

NJR and its nearly 1,200 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®. For more information about NJR:

www.njresources.com.
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Contact:

Michael Kinney, Media
732-938-1031

Dennis Puma, Investor
732-938-1229

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