Shell Forms Sales Pact with Essential.com

Shell Energy will be selling gas to Georgia retail customers through Essential.com, according to a partnership the two companies announced yesterday. Essential.com already provides a one-stop shop for a broad range of energy and communications services.

"Our partnership will increase Shell Energy's reach to Web-savvy customers while Essential.com provides a low cost, online customer acquisition channel for Shell Energy," said Leo Desjardins, Essential.com's director of business development/energy.

By simply typing in a zip code, business and residential customers can locate energy and telecommunications offerings available in their area. In all 50 states, customers have the opportunity to shop for long distance services, Internet access, wireless phone services and satellite TV services. In some areas, customers also can buy power, propane, heating oil, gas and local telephone service from alternate suppliers. Essential.com is based in Burlington, MA.

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