Here’s the release we just put out today on Spectra. Congrats on a job well done.
Washington, DC March 16, 2010 — Spectra Energy has received the 2009 Natural Gas Video Award from the American Gas Association (AGA) for its video “Facts about Natural Gas. The Natural Choice.” This is the inaugural presentation of the Natural Gas Video Award recognizing excellence in video communications by an energy utility.
“Spectra Energy’s video is an excellent example of the type of work that energy utilities are doing through video to communicate with the world,” said David N. Parker, president and CEO of the American Gas Association. “The video does a tremendous job telling the natural gas story of being efficient, abundant, domestically available and the cleanest burning fossil fuel.”
An AGA volunteer member committee reviewed the entrants before selecting from the pool of entrants Spectra Energy, the Council for Responsible Energy, Nicor, and NW Natural as finalists. The finalists were posted to the AGA blog, truebluenaturalgas.org, where visitors of the site were able to vote on the winner. During a three-week period, Spectra Energy received more than 1,500 votes for its video to win the award in a closely contested race.
“Obviously we were very excited to hear that we won the Award,” said Toni Beck, group vice president, internal and external affairs at Spectra Energy. “We wanted to raise the visibility of natural gas and promote its use and benefits. We thought video would be unique way of communicating a very compelling story about the benefits of natural gas.”
The Natural Gas Video Award will be given on an annual basis and submissions for 2010 are already being accepted.
About the American Gas Association
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents 195 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 70 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 91 percent — more than 64 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States’ energy needs.
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