New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Approves Rate Changes for Elizabethtown Gas; Bill Decrease for Customers

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UNION, N.J. – September 23, 2020 – Elizabethtown Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), today announced that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved changes to its rates, including those related to the Company’s accelerated infrastructure program.  These rate changes, combined with those related to the Company’s Basic Gas Supply Service, approved earlier this month, are effective October 1 and result in a $0.04 monthly net bill decrease for customers, primarily driven by lower gas costs.

“Our commitment to deliver safe, reliable, affordable service to our approximately 300,000 Elizabethtown Gas customers shapes our strategy and drives our decisions,” said Christie McMullen, President and Chief Operating Officer, Elizabethtown Gas. “The investments we have made in infrastructure and customer service as well as our prudent management of gas commodity costs make it possible for us to continue to meet this commitment – delivering the quality service our customers expect and deserve.”

Customers experiencing difficulty paying their bills, including customers financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, are encouraged to contact Elizabethtown Gas to determine their eligibility for energy assistance programs and deferred payment arrangements. For additional details on these programs, including eligibility requirements, visit

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 300,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, and Mercer counties. For six years in a row, Elizabethtown Gas has ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Residential Natural Gas Service in the East among Midsize Utilities by J.D. Power. For more information, visit

About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI’s regulated natural gas utility business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to approximately 700,000 South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas customers in New Jersey. SJI’s non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company’s interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

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