Elizabethtown Gas formed in 1855 to help fuel the gaslights that lined the streets of the city that's now known as Elizabeth, New Jersey. By 1955, Elizabethtown Gas had dropped its production of gas converted from coal, and instead put its focus on delivering natural gas to its customers. Today Elizabethtown Gas, which is a subsidiary of AGL Resources, serves 276,000 natural gas customers across the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer Middlesex, Morris, Sussex and Warren.
After the 1999 energy deregulation in New Jersey, Elizabethtown Gas and its parent company AGL Resources made it their top priority to develop good relationships with alternative NJ gas suppliers. That's because Elizabethtown Gas seeks to provide a good quality product at a good price for its consumers. In addition, they seek to evaluate NJ gas suppliers without bias so that all suppliers and independent contractors are given due consideration. The end result is that Elizabethtown Gas company customers now have over three dozen alternative NJ natural gas suppliers from which they can choose.
These alternative suppliers range from big, well-known brand names to fairly small companies who're making names for themselves by providing a good product. Consumers, however, can place their trust in all of these companies since they're partnered with Elizabethtown Gas. Thus even if a smaller company would go bankrupt, the natural gas customer would see no disruptions to his or her services.
Why do Elizabethtown Gas company customers seek out alternative NJ natural gas suppliers? Simple: because the few minutes they spend comparing rates can result in plenty of savings in the form of lower NJ natural gas rates. Plus customers get to stick with the name they know and trust, since Elizabethtown Gas continues to deliver the energy that is generated by these alternative NJ natural gas suppliers. The only difference is the savings consumers see on the “supplier/generation” portion of their bill.