With a ninth consecutive year of record earnings under its belt, energy and utility company Chesapeake Utilities (CPK) is eyeing potential acquisitions to further its growth. ‘We’re constantly looking at acquisitions and we try to grow our company from the core perspective to get the earnings growth that we expect,’ explained Michael McMasters, CEO of the company. ‘The acquisitions are really done to help supplement that.’ Last year, Chesapeake acquired Gatherco in a transaction valued at over $59-million. McMasters also said he expects low natural gas prices, which benefit his company, to remain low for some time. McMasters spoke on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, were company executives rang the closing bell on Wednesday. TheStreet's Rhonda Schaffler has details.

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