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According to Gulf, Gulf Electricity's move into Maine is part of the company's ongoing strategy to diversify its energy offerings and provide the marketplace with cost-effective, efficient energy options.
"Gulf's brand name has created trust for over 110 years. More than one million customers pass through a facility supplied or branded by Gulf every day and we look forward to providing yet another valuable service to them," said Gulf Oil's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Rick Dery. "When customers sign up to receive Gulf Electricity, they are signing on with a century-old reliable company committed to providing excellent customer service and competitive rates."
Dery added that customers will continue to receive their bills from their current utility, which will also continue to handle power delivery and repair services.
"Our network of Gulf-branded outlets and company-operated Cumberland Farms convenience stores in Maine, along with our expertise in sourcing and distributing energy efficiently, makes this expansion a natural complement to our existing businesses," Gulf Oil President Ron Sabia said.
Gulf has set up a website, www.gulfelectricity.com, for customers interested in learning more about Gulf Electricity services. The website includes a Savings Calculator that will help them determine the annual savings they can expect by switching to Gulf. As part of Gulf Electricity's entry into the Maine marketplace, customers who switch will also be eligible to win free electricity for a year.
"There is no change in power quality or reliability with Gulf Electricity. This is all about the convenience of receiving savings from a respected and trusted supplier," Sabia explained. "The energy world is changing rapidly and while petroleum will be a big part of our energy mix for years to come, as a company we remain committed to bringing our customers low cost energy alternatives that are safe, convenient and environmentally responsible." In Maine, Gulf Electricity is available in areas serviced by Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro Electric.