Profile: UGI Corp (UGI)
16 Feb 2018
UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Company operates through six segments: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.
The Company owns and operates a regulated electric distribution business in Pennsylvania through UGI Utilities (Electric Utility), and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management service business in portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Electric Utility supplies electric service to approximately 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through a system consisting of over 2,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and approximately 10 substations. The HVAC business serves customers in residential, commercial, industrial and new construction markets.
The Company's AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), which is a retail propane distributor. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. is responsible for managing the Partnership. The Partnership serves approximately two million customers in over 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. In addition to distributing propane, the Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential HVAC, plumbing and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Partnership sells propane to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Partnership distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of propane.
Residential and commercial customers use propane for home heating, water heating and cooking purposes. Commercial users include hotels, restaurants, churches, warehouses and retail stores. Industrial customers use propane to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas and in other process applications. Other industrial customers are heating accounts and local gas utility customers using propane as a supplemental fuel. As a motor fuel, propane is burned in internal combustion engines that power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and stationary engines. Agricultural uses include tobacco curing, chicken brooding, crop drying and orchard heating. In its wholesale operations, the Partnership sells propane to industrial end users and other propane distributors. The Partnership markets propane under the AmeriGas, America's Propane Company, Heritage Propane, Relationships Matter and ServiceMark trade names and related service marks.
The Company's UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz and Finagaz. The segment also includes LPG distribution businesses in the Benelux countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. UGI France also operates a natural gas marketing business in France and Belgium and sells approximately 13.3 million dekatherms of natural gas. UGI France sells approximately 280 million gallons of LPG in France and over 50 million gallons of LPG in the Benelux countries. UGI France is the LPG distributor in France and Luxembourg, and LPG distributor in the Netherlands and Belgium. UGI France's customer base consists of residential, commercial, agricultural and motor fuel customer accounts that use LPG for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, forklift operations and transportation. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders, and in small, medium and large tanks. Sales of LPG are also made to service stations to accommodate vehicles that run on LPG. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders to approximately 20,000 retail outlets, such as supermarkets, individually owned stores and gas stations.
Medium bulk customers use propane only and consist mainly of residential developments, such as housing developments, hospitals, municipalities and medium-sized industrial enterprises, and poultry brooders. Its bulk customers include agricultural companies and companies that use LPG in their industrial processes. The end users of cylinders are residential customers using LPG supplied in this form for domestic applications, such as cooking and heating.
Flaga & Other
The Company's Flaga & Other segment consists of LPG distribution businesses of Flaga GmbH and its subsidiaries, AvantiGas Limited and ChinaGas Partners, L.P. Flaga is the retail LPG distributor in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway and Sweden. Flaga also distributes LPG in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. Flaga sells approximately 330 million gallons of LPG. Flaga serves customers that use LPG for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale and automobile fuel (auto gas) purposes. Flaga's customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation and irrigation. Flaga sells LPG in cylinders and in small, medium, and large bulk tanks. Flaga has over 58,000 customers and approximately 5.8 million cylinders in circulation.
AvantiGas is an LPG distributor in the United Kingdom. ChinaGas Partners is an LPG distributor in the Nantong region of China. AvantiGas sells over 160 million gallons of LPG and its majority-owned partnership in China sells approximately 10 million gallons of LPG. AvantiGas has over 14,500 customers. AvantiGas serves customers that use LPG for wholesale, aerosol, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and auto gas purposes. AvantiGas' customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, industrial processes and aerosol propellant. AvantiGas sells LPG in small, medium and large bulk tanks with small bulk sales.
The Company's Energy Services segment consists of energy-related businesses conducted by its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC (Energy Services). These businesses include energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States; operating and owning a natural gas liquefaction, storage and vaporization facility, and propane-air mixing assets; managing natural gas pipeline and storage contracts, and developing, owning and operating pipelines, gathering infrastructure and gas storage facilities in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Energy Services sells natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers at over 44,300 locations. Energy Services serves customers in all or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Energy Services delivers natural gas for customers located on the distribution systems of over 40 local gas utilities. It supplies power to customers through the use of the transmission and distribution facilities of 20 utility systems.
The Company's Electric Generation segment consists of electric generation facilities conducted by Energy Services' subsidiary, UGI Development Company (UGID). UGID has ownership interest in a coal-fired generation station in Pennsylvania. UGID also owns and operates an approximately 130-megawatt natural gas-fueled generating station in Pennsylvania; an over 11-megawatt landfill gas-fueled generation plant in Pennsylvania, and approximately 13.5 megawatts of solar-powered generation capacity in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
The Company's Gas Utility segment consists of the regulated natural gas distribution businesses of its subsidiary, UGI Utilities, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. (PNG) and UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. (CPG). Its service area includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lock Haven, Pittston, Pottsville, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the boroughs of Honesdale and Milford, Pennsylvania. Located in Gas Utility's service area are production centers for basic industries, such as specialty metals, aluminum, glass and paper product manufacturing.
The Company competes with Total France, Societe des Petroles Shell, SHV Holding NV, Vitogaz and PJM Interconnection, LLC.
460 N Gulph Rd,
PO Box 858
KING OF PRUSSIA PA 19406-2815
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-UGI Reports Q1 GAAP Earnings Per Share $2.07
- U.S. approves construction of Penn.-N.J. PennEast natgas pipeline
- BRIEF-UGI Corp's Unit Entered Secured Multicurrency Revolving Facility Agreement
- BRIEF-Amerigas Partners says co entered into standby equity commitment agreement by and among UGI Corp & UGI's unit
- BRIEF-UGI Corp FY GAAP eps of $2.46 per diluted share